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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.

Airbnb, Homeaway vs NYC 1-0: Court Rules Against New Host Data Law

A new law requiring home sharing platforms like Airbnb to hand over detailed customer data to city authorities every month, has been ruled down by a New York court.

‘Search Robots’ to Track Down Undeclared Airbnb Revenue in Greece

AADE has decided to use online "search robots" to track down taxpayers, who have failed to join the e-registry for short-term rentals.

Declared Home-sharing Revenue Boosts Greek State Coffers by 160%

Greek State revenue has increased by a massive 160 percent, driven by declared home-sharing income, according to the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE).

EU Lawmakers Agree to Limit Intra-Schengen Border Checks

EU lawmakers have agreed to restrict the initial period for border checks to two months, instead of the current six-month period.

Athens Acropolis Site and Museum Attract Over 4.5m Visitors

The Acropolis site and museum have welcomed a total of 4.5 million visitors thus far in 2018, according to Greek Culture Minister Myrsini Zorba.

Visa Waiver for Five Countries on EU-US Agenda of Talks

A transatlantic dispute which does not allow nationals of five EU countries to enter the US without a visa, was recently on the agenda of talks between EU and US ministers.

Foreign Investments May Soon Go Under EC Microscope

Foreign acquisitions and investments in a series of sectors, including media and technology, may soon go under the microscope of the European Commission.

Environmental Protection, Sustainability Top ICOMIA Athens Agenda

Greece's marina infrastructure and environmental protection policies topped the agenda of the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2018 held in Athens.

Study: Attica, South Aegean, Crete Account for Majority of Greece’s Airbnb Listings

The regions of Attica, South Aegean and Crete account for 60 percent of all Airbnb listings in Greece, according to a study released by KEPE.

Greek Shipping Minister Talks Investment at ICOMIA Marinas Conference

Ways to attract investments in marina infrastructure were discussed during the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference in Athens.