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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.

Brexit: It’s a Deal… For Now

The United Kingdom and the European Union on Thursday reached a Brexit agreement, 14 days ahead of the deadline on October 31.

Foreign Ministry Event Presents Greece’s No-deal Brexit Plans

Greece recently presented its post-Brexit measures for trade, business, tourism and agriculture at a Foreign Ministry event in Athens.

‘Get Ready for Brexit’ Campaign Launches in Greece

The UK government has launched a major information campaign urging UK nationals living in Greece to get ready for Brexit on October 31.

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.

Merchants Need to Plan for Stricter EU Credit Card Measures

The EU's new credit card safety regulations requiring additional verification by users, are set to take effect on September 14.

Ursula von der Leyen Voted First Female European Commission President

Ursula von der Leyen steps in on November 1, as the new European Commission president and the first woman to take on the five-year position.

Greece’s Lipsi Island to Ban Single-use Plastic Cups and Straws

The Municipality of Lipsi in Greece has announced plans to do away with single-use plastic water cups and straws and replace them with eco-friendly alternatives.

EY: Greeks Continue to Face Tax Challenges in 2019

Uncertainty in the global tax environment set to continue into the year is expected to perpetuate tax challenges in Greece, according to London-based services firm Ernst & Young (EY).

ECFR: Coalitions Needed to Address Climate Change, Security and Migration

Coalitions among EU lawmakers will be required to address urgent issues such as climate change and migration, a new ECFR report reveals.

Greek Gov’t to Name Financial Advisor for 23 Smaller Airport Projects 

The Greek Transport Ministry will name a financial advisor in the coming period to move ahead with the exploitation of 23 smaller airports across Greece.

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.