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Greek Tax Authority Urges Tourists to Ask for Receipts

In efforts to tackle tax evasion, Greece's tax authority has again launched its “Apodixi Please” campaign, urging tourists to ask for receipts with their transactions.

Greek Gov’t Speeds Up Approval of Tourism Investment Projects

The Greek Development Ministry is speeding up procedures for a number of delayed infrastructure projects including Hellinikon, Kassiopi, and Afantou.

Survey Says Britain’s Public Backs Brexit ‘By All Means’

More than half of Britain’s residents are backing Brexit at all costs even if it means suspending parliament, a recent poll reveals.

Greece Launches 112 Emergency Number Ahead of Fire Season

Greece’s Civil Protection body has launched the 24-hour single European emergency 112 number set to warn of potential dangers, including wildfires.

Greek Shipping Ministry Priorities Announced

Shipping, ports, marine tourism, island policy and safety at sea are the top priorities of the Greek Shipping Ministry, according to Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.

Greece Issues Warnings for Forest Fire Risk

Strong winds and extremely high temperatures have prompted Greece’s Civil Protection authority and the national fire brigade to issue warnings for the high risk of forest fires.

Greek Tourism and Transport Ministries Strengthen Ties

The Greek ministries of tourism and transport have expressed keenness to strengthen ties and boost cooperation to resolve critical issues.

Greece Lifts Partial Ban on Notorious Quad Bikes

A partial ban on the notorious quad bikes, seen in dozens roaming the Greeks islands during the summer months, has been lifted.

Minister Takes Action in Three Key Areas for Greece’s Tourism

Three areas in Greek tourism will be seeing changes in the immediate future, according to Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis.

Stalled Seaplane Network Tops Greek Gov’t Agenda

A stalled network of seaplanes that would facilitate travel and transportation between the Greek islands is a top priority for the government.

Greece Examining Full Lift of Banking Restrictions

The Greek government is reportedly expected to lift all banking restrictions - in place since June 2015 – in the coming fall.

Minister Calls for Immediate Inspections to Swimming Pools in Greek Hotels

Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis has ordered the increase of inspections at swimming pools that operate in tourist accommodation units in Greece.

Regulatory Framework for Airbnb-style Rentals in Greece Expected After Tourism Season

A new regulatory framework involving the short-term rental market in Greece should be expected after the end of this year's tourism season.

Greece Moving Towards Application of Anti-smoking Law

Aiming to ensure public health by preventing the adverse effects of smoking in all public places, Greece is looking to fully implement its anti-smoking law.

Greek Inspectors Crack Down on Tax-evasion in Tourism Destinations

Greek tax inspectors in June carried out 7,735 checks to businesses on tourism destinations, with the average rate of violations reaching 32 percent.

Greece Referred to EU Court for Not Transposing Rules on Personal Data Protection

The European Commission decided to refer Greece to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to transpose the rules on personal data protection.

New Greek Tourism Strategy Presented in Parliament

Greece will aim for sustainable tourism development by balancing supply and demand, according to the country's new tourism strategy.

Ministry Begins Dialogue on Airbnb Rentals in Greece

Greece's Tourism Ministry has begun a dialogue with the Greek Property Managers Association (PASIDA) regarding legal issues that surround Airbnb-style rentals in the country.

EU Approves Compensation for Connecting Flight Delays

A new EU ruling entitles air travelers to compensation of up to $700 if a connecting flight on the same reservation is delayed or cancelled.

Parnitha Casino Relocation to Enter Next Phase in Fall

The terms for the relocation of the Parnitha Casino to Marousi - scheduled for completion by 2021 - will go up for public consultation in the coming fall.