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EU Lawmakers Adopt ‘ETIAS’ Travel Authorization System

The European Parliament approved the establishment of ETIAS, an EU regulation that will include advanced checks to visa-exempt third-country nationals traveling to the Schengen area.

European Council Amends Schengen Area Entry/Exit System

The European Council has adopted a regulation amending the Schengen border code in relation to the entry-exit system.

EC Suggests Gradually Returning to Schengen Border Policies

Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway can phase out temporary controls currently in place at their internal Schengen borders over the next six months.

EU Leaders Sign Rome Declaration: ‘Europe is our Common Future’

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty, EU leaders signed the Rome Declaration, which proclaimed "Europe is our common future."

Refugee Crisis Management to Put Greece in Eye of EU Storm

Greece is expected to come under significant pressure over its response to the refugee crisis during the upcoming EU leaders’ summit on Thursday.

ECTAA and HOTREC Strongly Disapprove of Rushed Agreement of Package Travel Directive

The European Council will adopt a general approach on the revision of the Package Travel Directive during the Competitiveness Council held on Thursday. The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association (ECTAA) and HOTREC, the European association representing the...

EU To Secure Easier Recovery Of Illegally Removed National Treasures

A directive on the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a member state may be officially adopted by the Council during the Greek Presidency.

“Nautilus: Navigating Greece” – Main Cultural Event Of Greek Presidency In Brussels

An exhibition dedicated to the sea and its timeless relationship to the Greeks, through 92 ancient masterpieces and 22 works of contemporary art, will open at the Brussels Musée des Beaux Arts (Bozar).

Apostle Paul Competition Stimulates Religious Tourism

As a result of the renewed interest in religious tourism, and in particular history of Apostle Paul in Greece, the neglected archaeological site of Corinth will receive the official attention it deserves as part of a religious tourism program developed by the 21st Ephorate of...