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Greece Submits €3.6bn RRF Payment Request to European Commission

The European Commission will assess a request made by Greece for the disbursement of 3.6 billion euros in financial support under the EU’s post-Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF).

Commission: Tourism Helping Greece Economic Recovery

Greece’s recovery is gaining traction driven in large part by the tourism sector, the European Commission said in its 12th enhanced surveillance report.

Commission: EU Certificate ‘Crucial’ to Europe’s Covid-19 Response

The EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate has played a decisive role in Europe’s response to the pandemic and facilitated travel, according to a European Commission report.

DiscoverEU: Commission to Give 60,000 Free Travel Rail Passes to Young Europeans

The Commission will provide free travel rail passes to 60,000 young Europeans aged from 18 to 20 years, as part of the DiscoverEU initiative.

EU Commission Commends Greece for post-Covid-19 Progress

Greece is moving faster towards growth approaching pre-Covid-19 crisis levels, said European Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni during an IOBE virtual event.

Commission: Greek Economy Recovering ‘Earlier Than Expected’

The European Commission praised Greece for advancing reforms as part of its post-bailout program, noting that the country’s economy was demonstrating an “earlier-than-expected recovery”.

Commission Revises Upward Greek Economy Growth Outlook for 2021-22

The Greek economy is expected to expand by 4.3 percent this year and 6 percent in 2022, the European Commission said.

European Commission Approves €39.7 Million Italian Aid to Alitalia

The European Commission has announced that an Italian aid measure of 39.7 million euros to support Alitalia is in line with EU state aid rules.

Airlines Must Improve Handling of Flight Cancellations, Says Commission

The European Commission is calling on airlines to improve how they deal with cancellations in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

EU Commissioner: ‘We Can’t Go Back to Tourism As We Knew It’

Three challenges must be addressed before the EU could call it summer in the aftermath of Covid-19, according to Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton.

European Commissioner Praises Greece for Vaccination Rollout

European Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, during her visit to Athens, praised Greece for its steady progress of vaccinations.

Commission Chief to Visit Greece as Part of NextGenerationEU Tour

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will be visiting Athens on Thursday as part of her NextGenerationEU tour.

Greece Re-elected Chair of UNWTO Commission for Europe

Greece has been re-elected to serve as Chair of the UNWTO Commission for Europe for the 2021-2023 period.

European Commission Gives Answers to Questions About the EU Digital COVID Certificate

The European Commission provides answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding the EU Digital Covid Certificate, which aims to facilitate travel within Europe.

Covid-19: Commission Approves €800m Greek Scheme to Support Tourism Sector

The European Commission has approved a 800-million-euro Greek scheme to support tourism companies affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Commission Urges EU Countries to Rollout Digital COVID Travel Passes Before July

The European Commission is urging Member States to start issuing EU Digital COVID Certificates under national law before the joint EU document launches in July.

Commission Releases €2.54bn in SURE Support Funds for Greece

Greece will be receiving 2.54 billion euros to support employment from the European Commission's SURE scheme.

Commission Revises Greece Growth Forecast Upward

The European Commission has revised upward its forecast for Greek GDP growth to 4.1 percent in 2021 and 6 percent in 2022.

Commission Sees ‘Glimmer of Hope’ for EU Tourism this Summer

There is a “glimmer of hope” for EU tourism this summer, according to European Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton.

Hellenic Film Commission Launches Location Scouting Support Program for Foreign Producers

The Hellenic Film Commission has launched a Location Scouting Support Program to attract foreign film and TV productions to Greece.