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Commission Sets Growth for Greece at 3.5%

Greece’s real GDP will grow by 3.5% in 2022 and remain high at 3.1% in 2023, driven by a full tourism comeback, according to the European Commission.

European Commission Proposes Visa-free Travel to the EU for Qatar and Kuwait Nationals

The European Commission has proposed short-stay visa-free travel to the EU for Qatari and Kuwaiti citizens to strengthen business ties and facilitate travel, tourism and family visits.

Commission Urges EU States to Terminate ‘Golden Passport’ Schemes

The European Commission is calling on EU states to take immediate action on golden visa schemes as these "threaten security and facilitate corruption" particularly in view of the Russia-Ukraine war.

European Travel Commission Stands in Solidarity with Ukraine

The European Travel Commission (ETC), representing national tourism organisations of Europe, condemns the military aggression by the Russian Federation and expressed solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

Greece Ready to Receive First Payment from NextGenerationEU, Says Commission

Greece has achieved the first 15 milestones in its recovery and resilience plan and is expected to soon receive 3.6 billion euros in funds from NextGenerationEU.

EU Commission: Tourist Flows Lift Greece Economy in 2021

Healthier tourist flows to Greece over the summer helped the Greek economy reclaim a significant part of Covid-19-induced losses, according to the European Commission.

Commission Proposes Extending EU Covid-19 Travel Pass by a Year

As part of ongoing efforts to facilitate safe travel, the European Commission proposed extending the use of the EU Digital Covid Certificate by a year.

Greece Submits €3.6bn RRF Payment Request to European Commission

The European Commission will assess a request made by Greece for the disbursement of 3.6 billion euros in financial support under the EU’s post-Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF).

Commission: Tourism Helping Greece Economic Recovery

Greece’s recovery is gaining traction driven in large part by the tourism sector, the European Commission said in its 12th enhanced surveillance report.

Commission: EU Certificate ‘Crucial’ to Europe’s Covid-19 Response

The EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate has played a decisive role in Europe’s response to the pandemic and facilitated travel, according to a European Commission report.

DiscoverEU: Commission to Give 60,000 Free Travel Rail Passes to Young Europeans

The Commission will provide free travel rail passes to 60,000 young Europeans aged from 18 to 20 years, as part of the DiscoverEU initiative.

EU Commission Commends Greece for post-Covid-19 Progress

Greece is moving faster towards growth approaching pre-Covid-19 crisis levels, said European Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni during an IOBE virtual event.

Commission: Greek Economy Recovering ‘Earlier Than Expected’

The European Commission praised Greece for advancing reforms as part of its post-bailout program, noting that the country’s economy was demonstrating an “earlier-than-expected recovery”.

Commission Revises Upward Greek Economy Growth Outlook for 2021-22

The Greek economy is expected to expand by 4.3 percent this year and 6 percent in 2022, the European Commission said.

European Commission Approves €39.7 Million Italian Aid to Alitalia

The European Commission has announced that an Italian aid measure of 39.7 million euros to support Alitalia is in line with EU state aid rules.

Airlines Must Improve Handling of Flight Cancellations, Says Commission

The European Commission is calling on airlines to improve how they deal with cancellations in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

EU Commissioner: ‘We Can’t Go Back to Tourism As We Knew It’

Three challenges must be addressed before the EU could call it summer in the aftermath of Covid-19, according to Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton.

European Commissioner Praises Greece for Vaccination Rollout

European Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, during her visit to Athens, praised Greece for its steady progress of vaccinations.

Commission Chief to Visit Greece as Part of NextGenerationEU Tour

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will be visiting Athens on Thursday as part of her NextGenerationEU tour.

Greece Re-elected Chair of UNWTO Commission for Europe

Greece has been re-elected to serve as Chair of the UNWTO Commission for Europe for the 2021-2023 period.