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Climate Change Should Be No. 1 Priority, Say EU Citizens

Combating climate change should be the European Parliament’s top priority, a new Eurobarometer survey reveals, highlighting youth-led climate protests as great influencers.

Sustainability is a Non-negotiable Priority for Greek Tourism, Says Minister

Achieving sustainability in tourism is one of the most important aims of Greece's government, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

EU Votes to Protect Consumers, Employees in Bankruptcy Cases

Stronger and better consumer and employee protection in cases of corporate failure is the focus of a resolution which was recently adopted by the European Parliament.

EBRD to Present New Strategy for Property, Tourism Sectors at Greece Event

Green buildings, inclusive tourism and urban regeneration are at the heart of the EBRD's new strategy that will be presented in Greece next week.

EU Commission Extends No-deal Brexit Air Travel to Oct. 2020

UK airlines will continue flights into the EU through to 24 October 2020, the Commission said, in order to facilitate travel in case of a no-deal Brexit.

Greece Calls Off ID Card Competition, Relaunches Citizen Card Tender

Greece’s citizen protection ministry has called off tender for the issue of new IDs, saying it will relaunch a competition for securer cards.

Ursula von der Leyen Voted First Female European Commission President

Ursula von der Leyen steps in on November 1, as the new European Commission president and the first woman to take on the five-year position.

Zeus International Awarded Kaningos 21 Hotel Lease for 30 Years

Greek hotel management and consulting group Zeus International has been awarded the 30-year lease of the former Kaningos 21 hotel in central Athens.

KLM and LifeGate Place Greece’s First ‘Seabin’ at Flisvos Marina

The first Seabin in Greece was installed at Flisvos Marina with the support of KLM, for the collection of plastic waste from the sea and the protection of marine life.

Athens Airport Presents its Top ‘Green’ Milestones

Athens International Airport (AIA) presented the steps it has been taking towards a better environment since it first opened its doors in 1996.

Fly Responsibly: KLM Takes Sustainable Aviation to the Next Level

KLM has invited all industry stakeholders to join hands in pursuit of a more sustainable future for aviation, under the banner “Fly Responsibly”.

Hellinikon Casino Licensing Bid Again Delayed to July 31

The Hellenic Gaming Commission has approved the extension of the international tender for a casino license at Hellinikon to July 31.

Metaxa Hospitality Group: Where Luxury Meets Sustainability

Sustainability is a top priority for Metaxa Hospitality Group, which aims to reduce its impact on the environment while offering guests a quality stay in Greece.

North Aegean Governor Clears Ways for Chios Airport Upgrade

North Aegean Regional Governor Christiana Kalogirou has cleared the way for the start of upgrade works on Chios Airport after approving a study for road relocation works.

Santo Maris Oia Raises Environmental Awareness of Santorini Students

Santo Maris Oia successfully completed the first year of an innovative environmental program, which aimed to raise awareness among high school students on Santorini.

Greek Economy Ministry Triples Funding for SMEs in Tourism

Greek small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) active in tourism will be able to tap into additional subsidies after the economy ministry announced that it was increasing funding.

Greece’s Online Registry for Short-term Rentals Goes Live

The electronic registry for property owners leasing their homes for short-term accommodation via online sharing platforms, is now operational on www.aade.gr.

Thessaloniki, Harokopio Universities Launch Post-grad Tourism Studies Programs

Thessaloniki's Aristotle University and Athens' Harokopio University have launched post-graduate programs in tourism, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Greek Seamen Go Ahead with 24-hour Strike – No Ferries on September 3

The Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation has decided to go ahead with a 24-hour nation-wide strike on Monday, September 3, adding that they are considering additional action.

Greek Ministry Looking to Double Tourism Venture Funding

The economy ministry is set to announce the allocation of 120 million euros for the funding of tourism ventures and plans to double subsidies.