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Beat Taxi Service Joins Forces with Athens Hotels

Popular ride-hailing firm Beat has entered the hospitality market with the launch of a pilot program for hotels in Athens.

EU Court Deals Ride-sharing Firm Uber Another Blow

The EU’s top court has ruled that France can press criminal charges against Uber's local managers for running an illegal taxi service.

Greek Bill Lays Out Harsher Rules for Taxi Services Providers

A draft bill regulating taxi services providers such as Uber and Beat was tabled in parliament last week laying out a stricter framework of operations.

Greek Taxi Drivers Up in Arms Over Uber

Greek taxi drivers took to the streets this week demonstrating against Uber cab service, which they claim is depriving them of their living.

Europe’s High Court Rules Uber a Taxi Firm

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that Uber is a transportation firm and not a digital service, and as such must now comply with EU transportation regulations.

EU Court Adviser: Uber is a Transportation Business and May Need Licenses

The Uber platform offers a "service in the field of transport" and could be required to obtain the necessary licenses under national law in the EU member states, according to an EU court adviser.

Tough Measures to Protect Kyparissia Shoreline, Sea Turtle

Considered one of the most well preserved coasts in Greece, and home to the endangered loggerhead sea turtle, the Kyparissia Gulf in the western Peloponnese, has come into the spotlight after a recent government decision which toughens restrictions for the use of the shoreline.

EU Ruling: Airlines Must Pay Up or Be on Time

An EU Court decision has set a precedent paving the way for employers to be able to seek compensation from airlines in the case their employees are delayed to their final destinations while on business trips.

Greece In Trouble Over E.U. Travel Agent VAT Rules

Greece is among the eight Member States that were referred to the European Union’s Court of Justice for failing to properly implement E.U. VAT rules for travel agents, the European Commission announced in late January.

EU Agrees to Share Air Passenger Information with USA

The European Union (EU) will sign a long-debated air passenger data transfer agreement with the United States despite opposition from the European Parliament (EP), said Jonathan Todd, a spokesman from the European Commission (EC), late last month.

Europe Gets Ready To Fly

The European Commission won the right on June 5 to start talks with the United States on airport landing rights, in a move destined to lead to a wholesale shake-up of transatlantic aviation.