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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.

EU Launches 2023 European Destination of Excellence Competition

The European Commission is calling on smaller destinations to apply for the 2023 European Destinations of Excellence competition.

Upgrade Works on Greece’s Patra – Pyrgos Highway Kick Off 

After a series of long delays, the 75km Patra – Pyrgos highway in Greece is expected to be completed by the end of 2024 or early 2025.

EU Updates Covid Pass Rules for Traveling Kids

The European Commission has updated a set of rules for traveling children as part of the EU Digital Covid Certificate system.

EU’s New Digital Market Act to Protect Hotels from ‘Gatekeepers’

EU lawmakers have adopted the Digital Markets Act, which among other things will aim to protect hotels from large platforms that exercise disproportionate power towards their business users and consumers.

New EU Mechanism Detects Fake Covid Certificates

The European Commission has adopted a mechanism to revoke fraudulent or erroneous EU Digital COVID Certificates.

Covid-19: EU Countries Can Now Issue Recovery Certificates Based on Rapid Tests

Member states of the European Union are now able to issue Covid-19 recovery certificates also based on positive rapid antigen test results.

Commission Proposes Extending EU Covid-19 Travel Pass by a Year

As part of ongoing efforts to facilitate safe travel, the European Commission proposed extending the use of the EU Digital Covid Certificate by a year.

EU Covid-19 Certificates for Travel Now Valid 9 Months Without Booster Shot

The digital COVID certificate for travel in the EU is now valid for only 9 months after 2 doses of a vaccine against Covid-19.

Greek Cities Join EU Mission for Climate-neutrality by 2030

The Greek Environment Ministry and 21 municipalities have signed a memorandum of cooperation for inclusion in the EU’s mission towards climate neutrality by 2030.

The Euro Turns 20, Prepares to Meet New Challenges

The euro turned 20 on January 1 and since its introduction has been adopted by 19 EU countries; become the second most important global currency; and been used by more than 340 million people.

EU Invites European Cities to Become Climate-neutral and ‘Smart’ by 2030

The European Commission is inviting cities to become part of the Mission ‘100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030’.