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Greece’s Tourism Ministry to Get Upgrade

The tourism ministry in Greece is set to be upgraded into an independent entity following two Presidential Decrees signed by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras recently believed to be paving the way for an upcoming government reshuffle.

United Front Against Migrant Crisis or Face Consequences, Greek PM Warns UNGA

The refugee crisis is a problem that affects every nation and as such should be dealt with in a coordinated and united matter, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told the 71st United Nations General Assembly on Monday.

Greek Gov’t Welcomes Juncker’s Pledge for United Europe

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s call for a united Europe; one that is fair, tolerant and safe, was warmly received by the Greek government this week.

Greek PM Pledges Emergency Support After Thasos Fires

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has pledged to cover 80 percent of damages to homes and businesses on the island of Thasos after wild fires on four fronts destroyed large parts of land over the weekend.

Greece: Creating New Wealth and its Fairer Distribution Top Tsipras’ Agenda

Creating new wealth and ensuring a fairer distribution of revenues through innovation, research and competitiveness were the goals set by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras during his keynote address at the 81st Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF).

EUMed Summit ‘Athens 2016’ to Focus on Economic Policy, Security, Migration

Economic policy, security and migration will top the agenda of the Mediterranean EU Countries' Summit "Athens 2016" that will take place on Friday, September 9, at the Zappeio Hall in the Greek capital.

Thessaloniki’s 81st International Fair Starts with a Bang

Concerts, a car rally, hot air ballon flights, a brand new city monopoly, a pirate ship, e-games and art shows plus all the politics one can get will mark the opening of the 81st Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) on Saturday, September 10.

PM Tsipras: Trip to Paros Best Promotion for Greece @ Island Airport Opening

Paros Airport is an important infrastructure project that will contribute to tourism and the economy, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said from the Cycladic island of Paros on Friday during the inauguration of the new airport there.

Greek Tourism Enterprise Body GEPOET Talks Business in China

In efforts to promote the interests of its members, the General Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET) explored the potential of working together with Chinese sector professionals during Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ recent visit to China.

Tourism, Infrastructure Top Greece-China Team Work

Tourism and infrastructure will be at the top of the Greece-China agenda of collaborative efforts, Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism Minister Giorgos Stathakis said during a business forum on shipping held in Beijing.

Cosco to Dish Out Extra €500m for Piraeus Investment

Chinese shipping giant Cosco will dish out some 500 million euros over and above the paying price for the port of Piraeus, its managing director, Xu Lirong, said this week during talks with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who is in China on an official five-day visit to...

Greek Tourism: Minister Kountoura Expects Positive 2016 Summer Season

Greece's tourism industry is expected to post growth this year, Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said on Tuesday during a press conference in Athens.

Greece-China Shake Hands on Culture, Science, Exports & Tourism

With the sale of a majority stake in the Port of Piraeus to Chinese shipping giant Cosco at the center of talks, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sealed on Monday a number of deals with Chinese officials during his five-day visit this week to Beijing and Shanghai, aiming to...

UN Chief Visits Refugees on Lesvos, Praises Greece’s ‘Philoxenia’

Visiting the Greek island of Lesvos, which has become migrants' entry point to Europe, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called on the countries in the region to respond with a humane and human rights-based approach, instead of border closures, barriers and...

Crete’s Kastelli Airport Deadline Delayed Again

The Greek government once more has extended the deadline for bids to finance, construct and operate the new Kastelli airport project in Heraklion, Crete.

Greece Country Brand Running Low, Study Says

Days after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras pledged to double spending on the promotion of Greece abroad, adding that the country brand is its “intangible asset”, a study by Canada’s Carleton University reveals that Greece’s brand name is no longer opening doors to business.

Spreading the Word About Greece to Cost €10m

Promoting Greece abroad and boosting the country’s image is a top priority for the government, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday, adding that he will double the given budget to 10 million euros to achieve the best results for both the economy and society.

UN Chief to Visit Lesvos, Meet Refugees on June 18

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit the island of Lesvos in Greece next week to assess the refugee situation and to show his solidarity.

Posidonia 2016: PM Tsipras Highlights Importance of Shipping for Greek Economy

"The strength of Greek shipping has helped position the country at the epicenter of the changes and developments the global economy is undergoing", the Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras said while inaugurating Posidonia 2016, the world’s most prestigious shipping event, on...

Greek PM Launches Works on TAP Pipeline, Paving Way for 8,000 New Jobs

Speaking from Thessaloniki on Tuesday, during a special ceremony marking the launch of works on the TransAdriatic Pipeline (TAP), Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said TAP marks a new era for Greece, describing the project as one of "regional cooperation" and of great...