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European Commission: Long Road Ahead for EU Recovery

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said planned cuts in the Union’s upcoming long-term budget will be a “difficult pill to swallow".

PM: Greece Gets €70bn in EU Covid-19 Recovery Funding

Greece secured at least €70 billion in funds to address the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic from an EU recovery plan of €750 billion agreed on in Brussels.

EU Updates ‘White List’ of Countries Free to Travel

The EU has updated its initial list of countries for which member states can gradually begin to lift coronavirus travel restrictions.

EU Releases ‘Safe’ List of Nations Welcome for Tourism

Americans and Russians will not be able to visit any EU countries in the coming period, according to a “safe” list announced in Brussels, the EU’s headquarters.

Europe’s Lawmakers Want Stronger Actions to Rescue Tourism

European lawmakers have appealed for additional measures to salvage the EU’s tourism and travel sector.

Covid-19 Recovery Plan Tops EU Leaders’ Meeting

Reaching an agreement on the Commission’s proposed coronavirus rescue fund dubbed “Next Generation EU”, topped the agenda of a recent EU leaders meeting.

Re-open EU: New Site & App Offers Real-time Info for Safe Travel

Travelers planning to visit EU countries can now access a new website offering real-time information on destinations and Covid-19 safety regulations.

Greece in Europe’s Top 5 for the Quality of its Bathing Waters

Greece finds itself yet again among the top 5 countries in Europe for the fine quality of its bathing waters, shows a report by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

Commission Tables Covid-19 Recovery Plan to Kick-start EU Economy

Τhe European Commission has announced its proposal for a new recovery tool that will help boost jobs and growth of EU economies impacted by Covid-19.

Lufthansa Supervisory Board Postpones Decision on Rescue Package

Lufthansa's supervisory board has said that it is "unable" to approve a state-supported stabilization package due to conditions set by the European Commission.

European Tourism Manifesto Supports Coordinated Return to EU Travel

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance is calling on national governments to introduce harmonised health protocols to enable travel in the new post-Covid-19 reality.

Guidelines for Tourism Eco-system Reboot post-Covid-19 by the European Commission

The European Commission has presented a Tourism and Transport package, aiming to set the foundations for rebooting the tourism eco-system in the post-Covid-19 period.

Greece Proposes EU-wide 72-hour Pre-travel Covid-19 Test

Greece is calling on the European Commission to adapt its proposal for a pre-travel coronavirus test to be instituted across the EU.

European Commission Raises €7.4 Billion in Pledges to Fight Covid-19

The European Commission has raised 7.4 billion euros from donors worldwide, during the Coronavirus Global Response pledging event that began on May 4.

Condor Secures €550m German State Loan

Condor will receive a state-guaranteed loan of 550 million euros as Covid-19 aid and to fully refinance the bridging loan it received following the insolvency of Thomas Cook.

Covid-19: EU Chief Says Summer Holidays Still Possible with ‘Smart Solutions’

Post-coronavirus travel will be possible as long as hygiene measures and social distancing are strictly adhered, says European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

#EUvsVirus Hackathon Seeks Solutions to Tackle Covid-19

The European Commission has launched the #EUvsVirus Hackathon aiming to connect innovators, partners and buyers that are seeking for innovative solutions to help tackle the coronavirus.

Greece to Gradually Ease Covid-19 Lockdown Measures at Month’s End

Greece will begin to progressively ease Covid-19 restrictions as of April 27, says Government Spokesman Stelios Petsas.

Travel Vouchers Should Remain Voluntary, Says European Commission

The European Commission is not against vouchers as an alternative to cash refunds for canceled travel bookings due to Covid-19, but only if they are voluntary and secured against insolvency of travel operators.

Europe Chief Advises Against Travel, Urges Seniors to Stay Home until Year End

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen advised Europeans to wait before making travel plans and seniors to stay put until the end of the year.