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Kalamata Airport in Greece on Track for Development

The tender for the selection of consultants for the development of Kalamata Airport in Greece has been completed.

European Commission Gives Answers to Questions About the EU Digital COVID Certificate

The European Commission provides answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding the EU Digital Covid Certificate, which aims to facilitate travel within Europe.

Development of 23 Greek Smaller Airports Starts with Kalamata

Development procedures for Greece’s 23 regional airports have kicked off starting with Kalamata, according to the Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations.

Commission Revises Greece Growth Forecast Upward

The European Commission has revised upward its forecast for Greek GDP growth to 4.1 percent in 2021 and 6 percent in 2022.

Greece Anticipates Recovery Plan Approval in June

Greece’s national recovery and resilience plan which includes billions of euros worth of upgrade projects and reforms is expected to get the EU’s approval in June.

Europe Day: Discover the European Union on May 9

The EU is inviting people across its member states and beyond to celebrate Europe Day on May 9 through online activities and events.

Covid-19: Italy Announces 5-day Quarantine for EU Arrivals

Italy has announced that all travelers from EU countries will be required to spend five days in quarantine upon their arrival to the country.

EU and WHO Aiming for Universal Recognition of Health Certificates

The EU and the WHO are working to achieve the universal recognition of digital green certificates that will facilitate travel in the post-Covid-19 era.

Commission: Lockdowns to Weigh on Greek Economy

Continuous measures to address Covid-19 are expected to weigh on Greece’s recovery, according to the European Commission.

Greece Gets €728m in SURE Unemployment Support

Greece is set to receive a total of 728 million euros in funding from the EU's SURE unemployment scheme.

Tourism Minister: Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate Not Required for Greece Entry

A Covid-19 vaccination certificate will not be required for travel to Greece, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Greek PM Proposes Joint EU Vaccination Certificate for Travel

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is calling for the introduction of an EU-wide vaccination certificate that will facilitate safe travel.

Passenger Traffic Down by 81% at European Airports

Passenger traffic at European airports has decreased by 81 percent as a result of quarantine-based travel restrictions, ACI Europe said.

Greece to Receive €2.7bn in Financial Support from SURE Program

Greece is set to receive 2.7 billion euros in financial support from the European Union's SURE program that aims to protect employment amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Smaller Greek Airports Next in Line for Modernization

The Greek government is set to launch a new round of airport privatizations, concerning 23 smaller regional airports in Greece.

Brexit is On: EU-UK Deal Passes Through European Parliament

After the approval of the European Parliament on Wednesday, the UK is ready to officially depart from the Union at 11pm (GMT) on Friday.

Brussels – UK Finalize Brexit for Jan. 31, Travel Continues ‘as Usual’

Travel operators in the UK are sprinting to reassure holidaymakers that travel will continue as usual after the Brexit deadline on January 31.

Tourism Minister Says Greek Brexit Bill Key to Smooth Transition

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis underlined the significance of a Brexit regulations bill that was tabled in parliament.

Brexit on Track after UK Lawmakers’ Approval

British lawmakers have approved a bill that authorizes the UK's exit from the European Union on January 31.

Brexit Deadline Extended Until January 31

The European Union has accepted the UK's request to extend the Brexit deadline until January 31, 2020.