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Future of Package Travel is at Stake, Says Europe’s Tour Operators

Tour operators are concerned about the lack of ambition of the European Commission to review consumer protection throughout the whole travel value chain.

EU Allows 5G on Planes and WI-FI on the Road

Passengers on EU flights will be able to use their mobile phones to full capacity after the European Commission updated its implementing decision on inflight 5G technology.

‘Thessaloniki: A Thousand Views, ONE CLICK!’ – Photo Contest

A photo competition aiming to reflect Thessaloniki’s creative and original vibe and promote the city’s European Information Center has launched.

Commission Forecasts 6% Growth for Greece this Year and Drop to 1% in 2023

The Commission is forecasting 6% growth for Greece this year, double the eurozone average, but sees high energy costs and inflation leading to a considerable slowdown to 1% in 2023.

EU Updates Visa Rules for Russians Due to War

In response to the escalating Russo-Ukrainian War, the European Commission has updated its guidelines on visa procedures and border controls for Russian citizens.

HOTREC: Affordable Energy Prices Needed for Hotels to Remain Open

Representing Europe’s hotels, HOTREC is urging EU lawmakers to take action and reduce energy prices so that hotels do not go bankrupt.

EU to Make it Difficult, More Expensive for Russians to Get Travel Visas

The Commission has proposed to fully suspend the EU-Russia visa facilitation agreement and make it more difficult for Russians to get a visa to enter the EU.

Athens International Airport Completes Two ‘Single European Sky’ Projects

Athens International Airport (AIA) has achieved two major milestones of a European Commission co-funded project that concerns the EU’s priority for the creation of the “Single European Sky”.

‘Transport 2021-27’ to Fund Connectivity Projects on Greek Islands

The Greek government will allocate a new round of EU funds known as “ESPA” to remote islands for the construction or modernization of key infrastructure.

EU Proposes for Airport Slot Rule to be More Flexible for Airlines

The European Commission has proposed to make the airport slot regime more flexible for airlines in order to respond to unexpected developments in the near future.

Greece Wins Two Europa Nostra Awards for Heritage

Greece clinched two European Heritage Awards for 2022 as part of the Europa Nostra Awards, funded by the EU Creative Europe program.

Greece Presents Priority Areas to Get ‘ESPA 2021-2027’ Funding

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis outlined the priority areas that will benefit from a new round of EU funding, known as ESPA, during a conference held recently in Kalamata.

European Environment Agency: Greece Among Top Destinations for Swimming

Greece is among the top 3 countries in Europe for the excellent quality of its bathing waters, says the recent European Bathing Water Quality report.

EU Releases Sanctions Map and Travel Ban Tool 

Travelers can learn whether a specific region or territory is subject to a travel ban under sanctions measures with the EU Sanctions Map tool.

EU: Greece Among Winners of Natura 2000 Awards for Nature Protection

Greece is among the six winners of the annual Natura 2000 Awards, an event that recognises conservation success stories across the EU and raises awareness on the Natura 2000 protected areas.

Greek Hoteliers Protest Unfair Practices by Digital Platforms

Greek hoteliers have filed a complaint with the Competition Commission requesting immediate action to tackle unfair practices employed by digital platforms.

100 Cities Participating in EU Mission for Climate-neutral, Smart cities by 2030

Six Greek cities including Athens, are among the 100 EU cities that will participate in the EU Mission for 100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030, according to an announcement by the Commission.

Public Consultation: EU Invites Comments on Review of Package Travel Directive

The public consultation for the review of the Package Travel Directive, launched by the European Commission, is still in process.

Aviation: EU Blacklists 21 Russian Airlines Due to Air Safety Concerns

The European Commission has included 21 Russian airlines on its updated EU Air Safety List, known as the ‘black list’ of airlines that are banned from EU skies due to security issues.

Colombia and Malaysia Join the EU Digital COVID Certificate System

Covid-19 certificates issued by Colombia and Malaysia are now equivalent to the EU Digital COVID Certificate for travel, the European Commission has announced.