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Prespa Deal Opens New Chapter for Greece-Skopje Trade Ties

The ratification of the Prespa deal by the Hellenic Parliament opens a new page for Greece’s trade relations with Skopje, according to Union of Hellenic Chambers President Constantine Michalos.

Greek MPs Back Tsipras with Confidence Vote, Pave Way for Macedonia Deal

A confidence vote on Wednesday, has given Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras the go-ahead to proceed with the ratification of a highly-debated name deal with FYROM.

INSETE: Greece Received 8.3 Million Road Travelers in 2017

Travelers visiting Greece via road reached 8.3 million in 2017, according to a report released by the Greek Tourism Confederation’s intelligence body INSETE.

Skopje Name Issue Still Needs Parliamentary Approval

Severna Macedonja (North Macedonia) is unofficially the name of the former Yugoslav republic, after the two countries signed an agreement on June 17.

Greek PM Agrees to Name for FYROM: Republic of North Macedonia

After 27 years of debate between Greece and FYROM on the Macedonia "name issue", Greek Prime Miniter Alexis Tsipras has reached an agreement with the country.

Commission Unveils Program to Boost Local Economy, Tourism in Five Greek Regions

People living in five border regions in Greece will benefit from a new EU supported cross border program adopted on Friday by the European Commission.

Tourists Turn Away From Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki recorded the most losses in foreign arrivals and turnover during the first ten months of 2010, Aristotelis Thomopoulos, president of the Hotel Association of Thessaloniki, said recently.

Prespes Mayor Seeks Tourism Flow

The Municipality of Prespes is making efforts to simplify access to the region in an effort to attract more tourists to the Transboundary Prespa Park.

National Travel Agents’ Associations Seek Mediterranean Cooperation

Representatives of the United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations (UFTAA) met in Rome recently with associations from Greece, Algeria, Croatia, Egypt, Israel, Italy, FYROM, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey to consider the future of a "Mediterranean...

Forty-nine New Hellenic Tourism Organization Offices Planned

The tourism ministry is planning to establish 49 new Hellenic Tourism Organization offices around the world, in addition to the current 23 international offices, Tourism Development Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos said during a press conference called last month.

S.E. European Tourism Ministers Agree to Unite

Tourism ministers from Southeastern Europe met in Athens recently under the initiative of Greece's development minister, Akis Tsohatzopoulos, to sign a tourism cooperation agreement. This followed close on the heels of an agreement signed during the Panorama tourism exhibition by...

A Four-year Cultural Plan Announced

Greece's cultural ministry recently announced four-year cultural activity plan in view of 2004 Athens Olympics. The project is called the Cultural Olympiad and will include large-scale events. The cultural ministry has formulated a budget of some 35 billion drachmas for the...