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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.

Covid-19: Commission Approves €800m Greek Scheme to Support Tourism Sector

The European Commission has approved a 800-million-euro Greek scheme to support tourism companies affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Commission Urges EU Countries to Rollout Digital COVID Travel Passes Before July

The European Commission is urging Member States to start issuing EU Digital COVID Certificates under national law before the joint EU document launches in July.

Greece Wins 2021 European Heritage Award for Plaka Bridge Restoration Project

Greece has been honored at the European Heritage Awards 2021 for the restoration project of the landmark Plaka Bridge in Epirus.

Greek F&B Support Scheme Gets EU Approval

The European Commission has approved a 500-million-euro support package aimed at helping food and beverages (F&B) services providers recover from the Covid-19 impact.

Poll: Europeans Unsatisfied with EU’s Covid-19 Response

Almost half of the EU’s residents appear to be dissatisfied with measures taken to address the Covid-19 pandemic, says a Eurobarometer poll.

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.

European Parliament Approves Brexit Trade Deal

European Parliament approved the Brexit trade deal by an overwhelming majority, paving the way for a “new chapter” of friendly relations between the EU and the UK.

European Capital of Smart Tourism 2022 Competition Launches

The European Commission has announced the launch of the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2022 competition, an event that rewards European cities for their sustainable tourism practices.

EU Launches European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) 2022 Competition

The EU has launched the EDEN 2022 competition that rewards the best achievements in sustainable tourism in smaller destinations across Europe.

EU Makes Progress on Covid-19 Digital Certificate for Travel

EU ambassadors have agreed a mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament on the proposal for the Covid-19 Digital Green Certificate for travel.

EU Registers ‘Halloumi’ as Cypriot Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Product

The European Commission has registered Cyprus’ halloumi cheese as a protected designation of origin (PDO) product to safeguard its name against misuse.

Air France to Give Up Some Paris-Orly Slots to Receive €4bn State Aid

Air France has agreed to release up to 18 slots at Paris-Orly airport in order for the EU to approve a €4 billion recapitalization plan by the French government.