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Greece on High Alert After Covid-19 Cases Soar

Greek authorities are urging the use of mask and adherence to hygiene rules after new Covid-19 cases in the country reached a record of 667 on Tuesday.

Europe Braces for Second Wave of Covid-19 with Harsher Measures

One by one Europe’s leaders are announcing tighter measures this week to curb what appears to be a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

MGE – GEK TERNA Preferred Bidder for Hellinikon Casino Project in Greece

Greece’s gaming commission named Mohegan Gaming as the preferred bidder for the development of the country’s first integrated resort and casino in Hellinikon.

G20 Tourism Ministers Agree to Public-Private Actions for Sector Recovery

In a historic meeting, in the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, G20 Tourism Ministers addressed the current challenges to the tourism sector and the way forward.

EU Urges Turkey to Stop Provocations or Face Sanctions

Τhe European Union said it could impose sanctions on Turkey if the country continues its "provocations and pressures" on Greece.

Xenia Property on Chios to Reopen as Hotel After Decades of Neglect

The historic Xenia property on Chios will reopen to visitors following its renovation as a modern hotel unit by Avlum Enterprises Company Limited of the Tsakos Group.

US Strengthens Ties with Greece After Pompeo Visit

The US and Greece have strengthened ties further after a two-day visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that focused on politics, economy and energy.

Concerns Rise Over Increasing Covid-19 Cases in Attica

Greek health experts are troubled over a new surge in Covid-19 incidents concentrated for the most part in and around the Greek capital.

Greek Tourism Study: Highest-spending Travelers Visited South Aegean Region in 2019

The South Aegean Region won over Greece's highest spending travelers in 2019 marking a 12.7% increase against the previous year, says INSETE.

EU Tables New Pact to Address Migration and Asylum

In an effort to effectively manage the migrant crisis in Europe, the European Commission has tabled a new proposal involving all EU member states in the responsibility.

Airbnb Greece Provides Data to Tax Authorities

The 2018-2019 rental information of Greek Airbnb hosts will be sent to the Independent Authority for Public Revenue for taxation purposes.

EU Covid-19 Recovery Funding to Go into Green and Digital Investments

The European Commission presented its 2021 Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy that includes a set of goals to be met through the use of 672.5 billion euros in financial aid.

Greek PM Mulls Tighter Covid-19 Measures for Athens – Attica

Additional restrictions in the wider Athens area to curb the spread of Covid-19 may be implemented in the coming days, according to Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Greek Court Rules Hard Rock Out of Hellinikon Casino Game

Greece’s highest court has issued its final decision and ended a legal conflict over the 30-year permit to run a casino at the Hellinikon area in Athens.

Greece on Heightened Alert as Covid-19 Cases Rise

Greece is preparing to take even stricter measures, including mandatory face masks at all times, as rising Covid-19 cases cause concern.

Greece Takes Action to Prevent Second Wave of Covid-19

Greece is bracing for what seems to be an imminent second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic after a surge in cases this month.

Greek Coastal Destinations Winning Over Tourists in Covid-19 Times

Coastal destinations in Attica and the South Aegean islands are winning over the trust of domestic and foreign travelers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Greece Prepares for Covid-19 Management as Vacationers Return

Greek authorities said they would be reintroducing bi-weekly coronavirus briefings as they prepare to deal with returning vacationers and school openings.

Greece Still Resilient to Covid-19, says Gov’t Spokesman

Greece is still resilient to Covid-19 compared to other countries despite the rise in positive cases, according to Government Spokesman Stelios Petsas.

Athens Historic Center Shops Can Open on Sundays in 2021

As of November 2021, shop owners with businesses in the historic center of Athens will have the option to remain open on Sundays, according to a Greek government decision.