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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.

Covid-19: Commission Gives Guidelines for EU Passenger Rights

The European Commission has published guidelines to ensure EU passenger rights are applied in a coherent manner amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

EU Commission Proposes 30-day Schengen Zone Shutdown

The European Commission has proposed a ban on foreign nationals entering the 22-state Schengen open border zone in efforts to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

HOTREC: EU Digital Rules Ensure Fair Play for Travel and Accommodation

HOTREC, the umbrella association of hotels, restaurants and cafés in Europe, has welcomed a series of EU measures on digital policy that aim to ensure a balanced and fair market, and effectively manage tourist flows.

Brexit is On: EU-UK Deal Passes Through European Parliament

After the approval of the European Parliament on Wednesday, the UK is ready to officially depart from the Union at 11pm (GMT) on Friday.

EU Τravelers Still Don’t Know their Passenger Rights

Despite the fact that Europe has implemented a comprehensive set of passenger rights, more than half of those who travel still don’t know what these rights are.

Brussels – UK Finalize Brexit for Jan. 31, Travel Continues ‘as Usual’

Travel operators in the UK are sprinting to reassure holidaymakers that travel will continue as usual after the Brexit deadline on January 31.

EU Funds New Motorway Section in Central Greece

The European Commission has approved an investment of 255 million euros from the Cohesion Fund to construct the Lamia-Xyniada motorway section in Central Greece.

E-payments in Europe Become Easier, Safer, Cheaper

Electronic payments are set to become safer, cheaper and easier, according to the European Commission’s latest guidelines.

Europe’s Travel Agents Call on New Commissioner to Ensure Competitiveness

European travel agents are calling on the new Commissioner to work towards achieving a competitive, transparent and sustainable travel market.

Greece Looks to Improve Visa Processing Due to Rise in Demand

Τhe Greek government is looking to address the increased demand for traveler visas to Greece, mainly from Russia and China.

New European Commission: Who is Who

MEPs recently voted to elect the European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen, allowing it to take office on December 1.

HOTREC: Hospitality Should be Cornerstone of EU Sustainable Tourism Development

HOTREC, the European umbrella association of hotels, restaurants and cafés, has tabled in European Parliament its White Paper for Hospitality.

European Commission Predicts 1.8% Growth for Greece

The European Commission revised its growth forecast for Greece downward from 2.1 percent to 1.8 percent in 2019.

Stakeholders Call for ‘Transport and Tourism’ Portfolio in European Commission

Fifty European tourism stakeholders are calling for the European Commission to create a “Transport and Tourism” portfolio.