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EU Adopts New Controls on Cash Entering or Leaving Union

The Council of the European Union has adopted a regulation aimed at improving controls on cash entering or leaving the EU.

Travel Package Directive: European Council Agrees on “General Approach”, Industry Professionals Express Concern

The Council of the European Union has agreed on a "general approach" for the reform of the Travel Package Directive, amending the European Commission’s earlier proposals. The "general approach" is on the basis of a compromise text prepared by the Italian Presidency.

Greece May Reduce VAT On Ferry Tickets

The value-added tax (VAT) charged on Greek passenger ferry tickets may be reduced soon, according to an announcement made by Merchant Marine Minister Militadis Varvitsiotis.

Maritime Tourism, Visa Policy Among Tourism Priorities Under Greece’s Presidency Of The EU Council

In the field of tourism, priorities under Greece’s Presidency of the Council of the EU will include a special focus on maritime and coastal tourism, package travel and the current visa policy.

Government Signs Legislation for National Aeronautical Supervisory Command

With the signing of a recent Presidential Decree, Greece can now create an independent National Aeronautical Supervisory Command. The pertinent decree, which allows for the organization, operation and staffing of the new command, was signed last month by the country's minister of...