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Greek Polls Round 2 Bring Conservatives to the Fore

Candidates of the conservative New Democracy party clinched most regional and municipal positions in the second round of Greek elections.

Greece to Hold Snap Elections After EU Vote

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called a snap election following his party's defeat to the New Democracy party in the European Parliament elections.

Thanasis Theocharopoulos Appointed New Tourism Minister of Greece

Thanasis Theocharopoulos has been appointed as the new tourism minister of Greece, following the resignation of Elena Kountoura.

Greece’s Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura Resigns to Run in European Elections

Elena Kountoura has resigned from her post as Greece's tourism minister, as she plans to run in the upcoming European Parliament elections.

Greek PM: Crete’s North Road Axis ‘Vital for Island’s Development’

The completion of Crete's north road axis is vital for the island’s further development, said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Ferry Connecting Turkey’s Cesme and Izmir with Lavrio Set for June 2

A daily ferry service connecting the coastal Turkish towns of Cesme and Izmir with the Greek port of Lavrio is slated to begin on June 2.

Delphi Forum 2019: Economic Growth, Social Cohesion a Must for Greece

Ways of achieving economic growth and ensuring equal opportunities for all, were discussed during the first day of the Delphi Economic Forum 2019, currently taking place in Delphi, central Greece. 

Greek Shipowners to Voluntarily Boost State Coffers by €75m a Year

The Union of Greek Shipowners has agreed to boost state coffers annually by more than 75 million euros for an indefinite period of time.

Greek Tourism Trade Bodies Sign Labor Deal for 2019 Wages

Some 25,000 individuals employed in room and apartment rentals, and in the F&B sector, will now be receiving monthly wages of up to 771 euros.

World Leaders to Gather in Greece for Delphi Economic Forum 2019

Heads of State, Prime Ministers and EU Commissioners will participate in the Delphi Economic Forum 2019, which will be held between February 28-March 3 in Delphi, central Greece.

Greek MPs Back Tsipras with Confidence Vote, Pave Way for Macedonia Deal

A confidence vote on Wednesday, has given Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras the go-ahead to proceed with the ratification of a highly-debated name deal with FYROM.

Tourism Minister Pledges Support for Greek Government

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said that she clearly supports the Greek government, after ANEL party leader Panos Kammenos quit the government coalition on Sunday.

Kountoura Highlights Investment Opportunities in Greece at 3rd EU-Arab Summit

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura highlighted Greece's investment opportunities in tourism, during the 3rd EU-Arab World Summit in Athens.

PM Tsipras Shares Vision for Greece at Thessaloniki Fair

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras shared the government's vision for Greece, during the opening ceremony of the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF).

Greek PM Announces Government Reshuffle

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday announced a cabinet reshuffle, keeping key members of the government in place while adding 13 new faces.

Tsipras: ‘Liberation Day’ for Post-bailout Greece

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras described August 20, as a day of liberation for Greece, as the country completed its nearly eight-year rescue period.

EU Moves Ahead with Unified Firefighting, Natural Disaster Mechanism 

The European Commission is planning to set up its own resource base in order to address forest fires, floods, earthquakes and other natural disasters.

EU Aid Boosts Firefighting Efforts in Greece

In view of the severity of the forest fires in Greece, the European Commission pledged through its Civil Protection Mechanism to extend aid to the country.

Power Grid Operator Launches Tender for Phase 3 of Cyclades Energy Link

The Independent Power Transmission Operator announced a call for tenders for the third phase of an energy link project set to provide power to the Cyclades.

Minister Calls on Moscovici to Include Greek Tourism in EU Budget Planning

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura called on European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici to include Greek tourism in the planning of the EU budget beyond 2020.