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European Destinations Prefer Quality Over Quantity, Says Report

Popular European cities are wooing more upmarket, niche and cultured travelers and fewer mass-market tourists, according to a report released by Euromonitor International.

Brexit May Threaten UK-driven EU Tourism, Greece in Top 7 Travel Spots

UK nationals include Greece among their top travel destinations of choice in the EU, according to TUI Group’s policyAGENDA, which comes in view of the Brexit negotiations.

No More Free UK Entry to EU Residents, Priority on Skilled Workers

European Union citizens will no longer enjoy preferential immigration status after Brexit on 29 March 2019, while priority will be given to skilled workers.

EU Aviation Braces for No-deal Brexit as UK Issues Technical Notices

As the date of Britain’s exit from the European Union draws near, uncertainty grows surrounding the future of aviation.

UK Issues Guidelines in Case of No-deal Brexit

The UK government has published an updated guide with advice on issues that may arise in case no agreement with the EU is achieved after Britain exits the European Union.

Brexit ‘White Paper’ Next Step Towards UK-EU Aviation Bargain

The UK government has published a white paper, which proposes a softer Brexit, amid concerns that the country's exit from the EU will lead to disruptions in the aviation industry.

Skopje Name Issue Still Needs Parliamentary Approval

Severna Macedonja (North Macedonia) is unofficially the name of the former Yugoslav republic, after the two countries signed an agreement on June 17.

Greek PM Agrees to Name for FYROM: Republic of North Macedonia

After 27 years of debate between Greece and FYROM on the Macedonia "name issue", Greek Prime Miniter Alexis Tsipras has reached an agreement with the country.

DiscoverEU Offers Young People Travel Passes to Explore Europe this Summer

As part of the DiscoverEU program, the European Union is providing 15,000 young people with the opportunity to travel around the continent this summer.

Juncker Calls on Greeks to Persist for a Better Future

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during his visit to Athens expressed his support for Greece and optimism that better days are ahead.

EU Approves Post-Brexit Transition Plan

The leaders of 27 EU states approved a set of guidelines on key issues, paving the way for the next phase of Brexit negotiations.

Debt Crisis a Real Enemy for Eurozone, Says Hellenic Republic President

Eurozone's real enemy is the debt crisis, President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos said during the opening ceremony of the Delphi Economic Forum 2018.

EU and China to Discuss Tourism and Culture Cooperation in Brussels

The 2018 EU-China Tourism Year initiative will be the focus of a cooperation summit at the European Parliament in Brussels on February 28.

EU Ministers OK Brexit Phase-out Period Guidelines

In efforts to minimize disruption in business, tourism and security, EU ministers agreed to a set of guidelines in order to finalize post-Brexit relations with the UK.

Athens Airport Among EU’s 30 Busiest in 2016

Athens Airport was among the 30 busiest airports in the EU in 2016 handling increased traffic by 10.6 percent, according to data released by Eurostat.

Kountoura: Greece a Bridge for Cooperation Between East and West via Tourism

Greece’s role as the link between East and West was the focus of Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura’s address during the EU-Eurasia-China Business summit.

Greece Participates in Dialogue on Europe’s Tourism Strategy

Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development Georgios Tziallas represented Greece in a high-level conference on Europe's tourism strategy in Brussels.

OECD Says Global Economy Picking Up Pace

The global economy is set to grow by 3.5 percent this year and 3.7 percent in 2018 compared to 3 percent last year, according to the OECD’s Interim Economic Outlook.

Juncker Says Greece the Greatest Challenge of his Political Career

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker admitted in Strasbourg on Wednesday that Greece was among the toughest issues on his agenda.

Piraeus Named ‘URBACT Good Practice City’ for Blue Growth Initiative

Piraeus in Greece recently received the title of “URBACT Good Practice City” by URBACT, the EU learning and exchange program for cities.