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Greek Accommodation Body Says Tourism Law Still Needs Fine-tuning

The Greek Tourist Accommodation Federation (FEDE) has called on officials to address pending issues, following the voting of a new tourism law.

Greece on Path to Develop Thermal Tourism

Great prospects have opened for Greece in the field of thermal tourism, according to European Historic Thermal Towns Association (EHTTA) President Giuseppe Bellandi.

Greek MPs Pass Thematic/Special Interest Tourism Bill by Majority Vote

Greece has passed a bill covering thematic and special interest tourism, the upgrade of tourism training and the strengthening of entrepreneurship.

Draft Law on Incentives for Strategic Investments Open for Debate

A bill that foresees a series of incentives aimed at stimulating strategic investment activity in Greece, has been opened to public consultation until December 17.

Revision to Greek Casino Law Paves Way for Hellinikon Project, Minister Says

An amendment to a law on the licensing terms for casino operations in Greece is expected to set the Hellinikon development project into action.

Ministers Present Greece’s New Shipping E-registry

The ministries of economy and shipping presented the new e-registry for Greek-flagged private and professional leisure boats and professional boats under foreign flags.

Full-scope Greek Tourism Bill Paves Way for Growth

A draft law covering thematic and special interest tourism, the upgrade of tourism training and the strengthening of entrepreneurship in tourism has been tabled in Greek parliament.

EU Lawmakers Agree to Limit Intra-Schengen Border Checks

EU lawmakers have agreed to restrict the initial period for border checks to two months, instead of the current six-month period.

Amadeus, Sabre Distribution Practices Under EU Inspection

The European Commission has launched an official investigation into distribution deals carried out by booking system providers Amadeus and Sabre with airlines and travel agents.

Greece Revenue Body Says Short-term Rental Registry Bearing Fruit

The registry for property owners leasing their homes for the short-term via online platforms, is producing results, according to Greece's revenue body AADE.

It’s a Deal: EU Leaders Give Brexit Green Light

After 20 months of negotiations, the leaders of 27 EU countries approved in Brussels, on Sunday, Britain’s decision to exit the Union on 29 March 2019.

Greek Draft Law on Thematic Tourism Tabled in Parliament

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura gave an update on the ministry's efforts to further develop tourism in Greece through new legislative interventions.

Greece Aims to Back Hotels Converting to Renewable Energy

The Greek government is looking to support hotels in Greece converting to renewable energy sources (RES).

European Parliament Improves Rail Passenger Rights Rules

The European Parliament has approved the update of rail passenger rights legislation, which includes higher compensation rates for delays and better assistance to people with disabilities.

Airlines to Provide Greek Police with Passenger Data as Greece Harmonizes with EU Rules

Airlines will be required to provide the Greek Police with data on passengers traveling into or out of Greece, as the country harmonizes with the EU’s PNR Directive.

Greece Launches E-registry for Private and Professional Boats

Greek-flagged leisure boats, professional boats under foreign flags and daily cruise ships must be enlisted by their owners on the new AADE electronic registry.

Athens Joins Cities Alliance to Address Sharing Economy Impact

Athens Mayor Georgios Kaminis has signed a declaration with mayors from all over the world, which aims to address the impact of sharing economy practices on the economy and citizens’ rights.

Brexit Draft Passes First Hurdle, EC Proposes Vise-free Travel for Brits

A draft agreement laying out the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union on March 29, has passed the first hurdle getting approval from the UK cabinet.

Kalamata Airport Next in Line for Upgrade, Tender to be Announced

Kalamata Airport in Greece is next in line for an upgrade with the government to issue a call for a tender in the immediate future.

Visa Waiver for Five Countries on EU-US Agenda of Talks

A transatlantic dispute which does not allow nationals of five EU countries to enter the US without a visa, was recently on the agenda of talks between EU and US ministers.