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EU Aims to Make Schengen ‘Largest Free Travel Area in the World’

The European Commission has tabled a strategy aimed at establishing the Schengen zone into the largest free travel area in the world.

EU Recovery Fund Approval in Germany Halted

Hours after its approval by German lawmakers, a 750-billion-euro EU Covid-19 recovery fund was temporarily blocked by the German Constitutional Court.

European Parliament Approves Fresh ‘InvestEU’ Tools

Τhe European Parliament has approved the new InvestEU funding program, aiming to fortify the EU economy and create jobs.

Commission Set to Extend EU Roaming Rules 

The European Commission has proposed an improved set of roaming rules for citizens traveling in the EU.

Green Light for EU’s €672.5bn Recovery and Resilience Tool 

The EU’s recovery and resilience facility has been approved, providing member states with 672.5 billion euros in funding for green and digital transition projects.

HOTREC Welcomes New EU Digital Rules that Protect Hospitality Providers

HOTREC, the European organization representing hotels, bars, cafes and restaurants, has welcomed the EU's proposed regulations that give hospitality enterprises more control over their digital presence.

Aviation Industry Welcomes EU’s Smart Mobility Plan

Aviation bodies in Europe have welcomed the European Commission’s Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, which promotes EU's green and digital transformation.

EU Presents Green, Smart and Affordable Mobility Plan

The European Commission has presented a plan for green, smart and affordable mobility, aiming to cut emissions by 90% by 2050.

Greek PM – EU Commission Chief Discuss Fair Migration Management

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen agreed on the need for joint efforts to address the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe.

Greek Minister Pledges Support for the ‘People in Tourism’

Tax breaks and job support are among the measures taken by the Greek government to help tourism professionals impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.

EU Covid-19 Recovery Funding to Go into Green and Digital Investments

The European Commission presented its 2021 Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy that includes a set of goals to be met through the use of 672.5 billion euros in financial aid.

Greece Sets Recovery Fund Priorities for Tourism After Covid-19

Reigniting investment interest, infrastructure upgrades, sustainable tourism growth are priority areas to benefit from Greece’s share of EU recovery funds.

European Commission: Long Road Ahead for EU Recovery

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said planned cuts in the Union’s upcoming long-term budget will be a “difficult pill to swallow".

PM: Greece Gets €70bn in EU Covid-19 Recovery Funding

Greece secured at least €70 billion in funds to address the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic from an EU recovery plan of €750 billion agreed on in Brussels.

Greece Part of EU €2.2bn Investment in Transport Projects

Greece is set to benefit from an EU 2.2-billion-euro funding package aimed at jump-starting the economy through a series of transport projects.

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.