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South Aegean, Crete Among Top 30 EU Destinations in 2015

The South Aegean region and the island of Crete were among the 30 most popular tourism destinations in the European Union in 2015, according to Eurostat.

Commission Proposes €61m Funding for Transport Projects in Greece

A number of transport projects in Greece have been recommended to receive €61 million in funding under an EU financial mechanism.

Greece, Italy to Seal Trainose Railway Deal in July

The Prime Ministers of Greece and Italy in early July are expected to sign the agreement for the ownership transfer of Trainose to Ferrovie.

Piraeus Named ‘URBACT Good Practice City’ for Blue Growth Initiative

Piraeus in Greece recently received the title of “URBACT Good Practice City” by URBACT, the EU learning and exchange program for cities.

Study Reveals European Youth Skeptical of EU and Democracy

For most young Europeans, the European Union is more of an economic alliance rather than an institution of shared values, while some believe their country should leave the EU, a study said.

Eurobank: Brexit Could Affect Greece’s Tourism Industry

Brexit could affect the travel ability of Britons if the process negatively affects their income and increases the cost of traveling abroad.

UK Votes EU Away, Fears of Domino Effect Linger

Europe appears to be shocked at the decision of UK citizens to leave the EU voting by 51.9 percent for an exit while conservative parties across the 28-member bloc are now calling for referendums in their countries placing European unity at risk.

Fear of Terror Prompts EU to Agree on Sharing PNR Data

The European Council and EU governments agreed last week to a provisional proposal for a directive that will once in effect oblige airlines to hand over their passengers’ data to EU countries upon arrival or departure in order to help authorities fight terrorism and serious...

EU Approves €7.16 Billion Bridge Loan to Greece

The 28 member states of the European Union on Friday approved a short-term emergency loan of 7.16 billion euros to Greece allowing the country to meet a huge payment to the European Central Bank (ECB) and repay the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Greece’s Third Bailout: Euro Summit Statement

Greece has agreed to tough reforms after marathon talks with eurozone leaders in return for a three-year bailout ended in the early morning of July 13.

EU to End Roaming Charges By June 2017

Roaming charges will cease to exist in the European Union as of June 15, 2017, according to a recent agreement between the European Parliament and the Council.

European Commission: 232 Airlines Banned From EU Skies

The European Commission has updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that are subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union.

EU: Coastal, Maritime Tourism Can Contribute To Growth And Creation Of Jobs

The European Union (EU) aims to enhance coastal and maritime tourism in Europe, acknowledging the potential for growth and the generation of new job opportunities in the sector.

Greek Hotels Recorded Highest Increase In Overnight Visits In EU Last Year

Greece recorded the highest increase in the number of nights spent in hotels last year among all 28 European Union member states, according to data released by Eurostat.

Greek EU Presidency Welcomed In Stockholm

The conclusion of the Lithuanian Presidency and the opening of the Greek Presidency of the Council of the EU were recently celebrated at a reception held by the Embassy of Greece in Stockholm.

EU, Turkey Take Step Towards Visa-Free Travel

The European Union took steps on Wednesday (4 December) towards lifting visa requirements for Turkish citizens, in a move underscoring a new thaw in relations between Ankara and the 28-member bloc.
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EU’s Tips For European Travellers

Europe is travelling again with the beginning of the holiday season. For millions of Europeans travelling within and outside the (EU) European Union, there are certain travel considerations that every European should be aware of.
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Non-EU Citizens: New Passport Requirements For Traveling To Europe

Third-country nationals entering the Schengen area will now be required to hold a travel document valid for at least three months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the Member States.

Greek Tourism Weighed Down By Uncertainty

“The slander against our country weighs heavily during this particularly sensitive period in which early bookings are in process for this year’s tourism season,” the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) said last month in regards to the violent street...

Greece Signs Up For European Commission Project

“It is very important for our country that we are participating for the first time in a consistent European initiative that aims to attract tourism to Europe,” Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis said last month after signing a memorandum of understanding to...