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IOBE Scales Back Greek GDP Growth Outlook to 1.8%

The Greek economy is set to grow by 1.8 percent this year, the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (ΙΟΒΕ) said, revising downward its previous forecast.

Rhapsody Travel Receives ‘Travelife’ Certification for Sustainability

Rhapsody Travel has been honored with the Travelife Certified Award for its long-term commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

Greece Growth Still Laggard Among EU Members, Says Eurostat

Annual GDP growth in Greece slowed down in Q1 2019 compared to the previous three quarters, according to figures released by Eurostat.

EEA: Greek Beaches at the Top for Cleanliness and Quality

The majority of Greece’s swimming areas are clean and free of pollutants, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA) annual bathing water quality report.

European Travel Agents Charge IATA with Ticket Distribution Abuse

The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association (ECTAA) has lodged a complaint against IATA for restricting competition in the market for air ticket distribution.

Dozens of Greek Municipalities Secure WiFi4EU Funding

More than 200 municipalities across Greece have secured a total of 3 million euros for wireless broadband infrastructure, provided through EU’s WiFi4EU initiative.

Commission: EU-wide International Calls and SMS Getting Cheaper

The European Commission has introduced caps at 19 cents per minute and 6 cents per SMS on phone calls via landline and mobile phone or SMS within the EU.

IOBE: Risk of Economic Slowdown in Greece for 2019

If Greece fails to free up productive forces through structural reforms, there will be a quick return to recession, according to the IOBE think tank.

Car Rental in the EU More Transparent after Consumer Body Action

Six leading car rental services providers have moved ahead with changes to their pricing presentation for consumers to know what they are paying for.

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.

EU’s ‘EDEN’ Ranks Patra 2nd for Social Media Outreach

Patra in Western Greece has been ranked second for the efficiency and success of its online communication strategy, according to an EDEN report.

Delphi Economic Forum 2019 to Focus on Int’l Growth Challenges

Over 500 leading personalities from 24 countries are expected to gather in Delphi during February 28 – March 2 to discuss on international politics, finance, culture and science.

ERA Urges for Action in Light of Continued Brexit Uncertainty

ERA continues to call for a wide-reaching reciprocal aviation agreement between the EU and the UK to prevent further serious harm to European connectivity.

European Commission Sees 2.2% Growth for Greece in 2019

The European Commission is forecasting a 2.2 percent growth for the Greek economy in 2019, following the completion of its bailout program last August.

Greeks Turned to Airbnb for Extra Income, Study Finds

The economic crisis, which took a bite out of Greeks’ wages or even left them unemployed, has led an ever-growing number to turn to short-term rentals.

Short-term Rentals a Boon for Greek Property Owners

Greek property owners have been making the best of the sharing economy with revenue from short-term rentals up by 105 percent over the last two years, an AirDNA study reveals.

World Leaders to Gather in Greece for Delphi Economic Forum 2019

Heads of State, Prime Ministers and EU Commissioners will participate in the Delphi Economic Forum 2019, which will be held between February 28-March 3 in Delphi, central Greece.

Greece Property Observatory Says Airbnb Phenomenon to Die Out

Short-term home-sharing for tourism purposes is set to decline, according the president of the Greek Property Price Observatory, Kostas Georgakos.

Greek Real Estate Market Picks Up Pace Driven by Tourism, Golden Visa

Greece’s property market is stabilizing in large part aided by the increase in tourism and home-sharing practices, according to the Bank of Greece.

DiscoverEU: More than 14,500 Young People to Explore Europe

More than 14,500 young people have been selected from almost 80,000 applications to receive a DiscoverEU pass and travel around Europe.