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Commission Approves Works on Central Greece E65 Highway 

The European Commission gave Greece the go-ahead to proceed with the construction of a road network linking Trikala town with the main Egnatia Motorway.

European Commission Greenlights €120m Greek Aid to AEGEAN

The European Commission has approved a 120-million-euro Greek aid measure to AEGEAN for damages suffered due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Commission Commends Greece, Paves Way for €767m Tranche

The European Commission commended Greece for moving ahead with reform commitments, and said it would proceed with the release of a new tranche of debt relief.

European Commission Recommends Use of Rapid Antigen Tests for Covid-19

The Commission is pushing for the use of Covid-19 rapid antigen tests in efforts to ensure a common approach and more efficient testing strategies across the EU.

Commission Sees 9% Slowdown in 2020 for Greece Due to Covid-19

The European Commission revised down its initial growth forecast for Greece to 9% percent in 2020, due to the impact of the pandemic on tourism and exports.

European Commission Issues First Emission of EU SURE Social Bonds

The European Commission recently issued a 17-billion-euro inaugural social bond under the EU SURE instrument to help protect jobs and keep people in work.

Commission Approves €450m Greek Covid-19 Support Scheme for Businesses

Tourism enterprises in Greece, impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, will be able to tap into a 450-million-euro Greek funding program approved by the the European Commission.

Greek PM – EU Commission Chief Discuss Fair Migration Management

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen agreed on the need for joint efforts to address the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe.

European Travel Commission Announces New President

The European Travel Commission (ETC) has appointed Luís Araújo from Turismo de Portugal as its new president for a three-year term.

IATA Calls for EU States to Adopt Commission’s Proposal on Open Borders

IATA is calling on EU member states to adopt the proposals of the European Commission to better coordinate and communicate on travel restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

European Commission: Long Road Ahead for EU Recovery

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said planned cuts in the Union’s upcoming long-term budget will be a “difficult pill to swallow".

Commission: €1.14bn to Support Greece’s Covid-hit SMEs

Approximately 90,000 small- and medium- sized enterprises in Greece will be able to tap into a total of 1.14 billion euros in funds released by the European Commission.

Commission Gives Green Light for KLM’s €3.4bn Bailout

The European Commission has approved a 3.4 billion euros Dutch aid measure to KLM to provide urgent liquidity to the company in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Commission Scolds Greece for Passenger Rights Violations

The Commission said it would be launching infringement proceedings against Greece and Italy for violating EU rules protecting passenger rights.

Commission: Partial and Gradual Lifting of EU Travel Restrictions from July 1

The European Commission has recommended a flexible approach towards removing restrictions on travel to the EU starting on July 1.

EU Health Commissioner Says Accessible Covid-19 Vaccine Top Priority

Key to effectively addressing the Covid-19 pandemic is finding a vaccine that will be accessible to all, EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides says.

Lufthansa Accepts Commitments to EU Commission for State Aid

Deutsche Lufthansa AG's supervisory board has accepted the €9bn rescue package offered by Germany's WSF, thereby accepting the commitments to the EU Commission.

Commission Tables Covid-19 Recovery Plan to Kick-start EU Economy

Τhe European Commission has announced its proposal for a new recovery tool that will help boost jobs and growth of EU economies impacted by Covid-19.

Commission Approves Release of Next Debt Relief Tranche for Greece

The European Commission has approved the release of a new tranche of debt relief measures agreed to as part of Greece’s post-bailout program.

Commission: Helping EU Tourism Businesses Recover from Covid-19

The EU's proposed package of guidelines, announced to help the tourism sector recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, aims to support businesses and save jobs.