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Commission Scolds Greece for Passenger Rights Violations

The Commission said it would be launching infringement proceedings against Greece and Italy for violating EU rules protecting passenger rights.

Recovery – Unity Top Germany’s EU Council Presidency Agenda

Making the EU “strong again” will be Germany’s priority as it takes over the rotating presidency of the European Union Council.

Covid-19 Recovery Plan Tops EU Leaders’ Meeting

Reaching an agreement on the Commission’s proposed coronavirus rescue fund dubbed “Next Generation EU”, topped the agenda of a recent EU leaders meeting.

FinMin: Greece Doesn’t Need ESM Covid-19 Credit Line

Greece has no need to resort to European Stability Mechanism (ESM) loans to deal with the coronavirus impact, says Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras.

Greece Lays Out Plan to Make Best Use of EU Emergency Funding

The Greek government is looking to put 22.5 billion euros in EU subsidies, aimed at addressing the impact of Covid-19, to immediate use.

Commission Tables Covid-19 Recovery Plan to Kick-start EU Economy

Τhe European Commission has announced its proposal for a new recovery tool that will help boost jobs and growth of EU economies impacted by Covid-19.

ESM Credit Line Now Open, Greece Could Save up to €800m

Greece could save up to 800 million euros in interest rates over the next decade, if it chooses to use the European Stability Mechanism's (ESM) credit line.

Airlines, Travel Agents Say EU Covid-19 Guidelines for Vouchers are ‘Confusing’

Europe’s airlines and travel agents said that the Commission's recommendations for travel in Covid-19 times are confusing, unclear and non-binding.

EU Announces Covid-19 Pandemic Credit Line

European Union finance ministers have agreed to open a 240-billion-euro credit line to member states in efforts to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on EU economies.

Covid-19: EU Chief Says Summer Holidays Still Possible with ‘Smart Solutions’

Post-coronavirus travel will be possible as long as hygiene measures and social distancing are strictly adhered, says European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

EU Prepares Roadmap for Gradual Covid-19 Lockdown Exit

The European Commission has tabled a roadmap to phase out containment measures in place across the EU due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Europe Chief Advises Against Travel, Urges Seniors to Stay Home until Year End

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen advised Europeans to wait before making travel plans and seniors to stay put until the end of the year.

HOTREC: EU Digital Rules Ensure Fair Play for Travel and Accommodation

HOTREC, the umbrella association of hotels, restaurants and cafés in Europe, has welcomed a series of EU measures on digital policy that aim to ensure a balanced and fair market, and effectively manage tourist flows.

UNWTO Invites European Parliament to Welcome Tourism on Board

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili recently held a series of meetings in Brussels, aiming to place tourism high on the EU agenda.

EU Funding for Greece Projects to Rise with Focus on Green Economy

EU funding for Greece's projects focusing on the green economy, agriculture and migration, is expected to increase by 8% compared to the previous seven-year program.

E-payments in Europe Become Easier, Safer, Cheaper

Electronic payments are set to become safer, cheaper and easier, according to the European Commission’s latest guidelines.

HOTREC: Hospitality Should be Cornerstone of EU Sustainable Tourism Development

HOTREC, the European umbrella association of hotels, restaurants and cafés, has tabled in European Parliament its White Paper for Hospitality.

ERA: EU’s Flight Compensation Rule Impacting Smaller Carriers

The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) is re-examining an EU legislation covering issues of compensation for travelers, claiming it is impacting smaller carriers.

TUI’s #engageEUrope2019 Finds Young Greeks Backing United EU

TUI Foundation's #engageEUrope2019 initiative finds that the younger generation in Greece is optimistic about European unification.

Mitsotakis – Merkel Focus on Migration, Green Investments

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed on migration and investments during a meeting in Berlin.