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Covid-19: EU Summit to Examine Freer Travel Movement, Simpler Rules 

EU leaders are expected to request the mutual recognition of Covid-19 certificates from third countries in an attempt to facilitate travel in and out of the EU. 

Greeks Believe Climate Change a ‘Very Serious Problem’, Says Survey

Greeks place climate change fourth among the most serious problems in the world right now after the economy, poverty and fast-spreading disease, says a Eurobarometer survey.

Greece’s Plaka Bridge Restoration Receives Europa Nostra Accolade

Greece’s Plaka Bridge restoration project was honored with a 2021 European Heritage / Europa Nostra Award during a recent ceremony in Epirus.

Sixteen Airlines Promise to Refund Passengers in 7 Days After Flight Cancellations

Sixteen major airlines have committed to provide better information to passengers and issue refunds in 7 days in case of flight cancellations.

Plaka Bridge in Greece to Receive Accolade from Europa Nostra

The restoration project of the Plaka bridge in Epirus, Greece, will receive an accolade from Europa Nostra, the pan-European Federation for Cultural Heritage.

New Guide on EU Funding for Tourism Launches Online

A new guide for business owners to find all they need to know about EU funding for tourism is now available online.

EU Approves €500m Greek Aid Scheme to Support Companies Hit by Covid-19

The European Commission has approved a 500-million-euro Greek scheme to support the uncovered fixed costs of companies affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

IATA Backs EU Digital Covid Certificate as Global Standard

The EU Digital Covid Certificate could serve as a global standard for nations looking to implement digital vaccination certificates, according to IATA.

Greece Secures €21bn from EU in ‘ESPA’ Funds for 2021-2027

Greece has secured more than 21 billion euros in ESPA funds that will go towards a greener and digital economy, more social cohesion and a new approach to its fisheries and maritime sectors.

Five Greek Municipalities Aim to Join EU’s ‘100 Climate Neutral Cities by 2030’ Venture

Heraklion, Ioannina, Kalamata, Trikala and Kozani are looking to join the European Commission’s “100 Climate Neutral Cities by 2030” venture.

EU Approves €130m Support Scheme for Greek Covid-hit Small Enterprises

The European Commission has approved a 130-million-euro Greek scheme to support micro and small enterprises affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

EU Approves €110 Million Covid-19 Aid Package for Athens Airport

The European Commission has approved a 110-million-euro aid to compensate Athens International Airport for damages suffered due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ Climate Plan Triggers Reactions

Greek shipowners are among those reacting against the EU’s “Fit for 55” plan, which includes proposals for members states to meet a 2030 target of slashing greenhouse gas emissions by 55%.

European Commission Approves €39.7 Million Italian Aid to Alitalia

The European Commission has announced that an Italian aid measure of 39.7 million euros to support Alitalia is in line with EU state aid rules.

Schinas: Recovery Aid to Lead Greece into New European Era

The wealth of EU resources allocated to Greece for recovery after Covid-19 are set to bring the country into the new era, according to European Commission VP Margaritis Schinas.

Auditor: EU Airlines Failing to Protect Passenger Rights

Airlines in Europe have failed to protect the rights of passengers during the Covid-19 pandemic, including not offering refunds, according to the European Court of Auditors.

Airlines Must Improve Handling of Flight Cancellations, Says Commission

The European Commission is calling on airlines to improve how they deal with cancellations in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

EU Digital COVID Certificate for Travel is Now Official

The EU has cleared the way for the establishment of the Digital COVID Certificate which is expected to facilitate travel in Europe from July 1.

Greece Ranks 3rd in Europe for Excellent Bathing Water Quality

Greece is among the top three countries in Europe for the excellent quality of its bathing waters, according to the latest European Bathing Water Quality report.

EU Aims to Make Schengen ‘Largest Free Travel Area in the World’

The European Commission has tabled a strategy aimed at establishing the Schengen zone into the largest free travel area in the world.