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EU to Suspend Visa Facilitation Deal with Russia

EU foreign ministers have agreed to suspend the visa facilitation agreement that makes it significantly easier for Russian citizens to obtain Schengen visas.

Greeks Can’t Afford One-week Annual Holiday Away from Home

Over half of the population in Greece cannot afford a one-week annual holiday away from home, according to data released by Eurostat.

European Commission: Greek Economy Proved Resilient Despite Capital Controls

Greece’s economy proved resilient despite the introduction of the emergency bank holiday, capital controls, and heightened uncertainty related to prolonged programme negotiations, the European Commission noted in its winter economic forecast report for EU member states released...

Greece to Vote EU Legislation Designed to Prevent Bank Failures

Greece is expected to adopt the European Union’s Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) in another set of legislation to be voted in parliament on Wednesday.

Hellenic Statistical Authority: Greece Sees 23% Jump in Tourist Arrivals in 2014

For the year 2014, Greece saw a 23 percent increase in non-resident tourist arrivals compared with the number in 2013.

“Athens Declaration” Sets Future Priorities For EU Maritime Transport Policy

The Greek Presidency has reaffirmed the importance of the maritime transport sector for Europe's prosperity with the adoption of the "Athens Declaration," which sets the policy priorities for European shipping.

Greece: Tourist Arrivals Up 15.5% In 2013

Arrivals of foreigners to Greece last year recorded a 15.5 percent increase, according to recently released figures compiled by the border survey of the Bank of Greece.

EU’s Tips For European Travellers

Europe is travelling again with the beginning of the holiday season. For millions of Europeans travelling within and outside the (EU) European Union, there are certain travel considerations that every European should be aware of.