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Shipping Minister Puts Piraeus Port Investment on Track

The Greek government is pushing ahead with major investment projects, including the master plan for the development of Piraeus port.

Greek Political Parties Express Views on Yachting Tourism

Prior to the upcoming national elections in Greece, three parties - Syriza, New Democracy and KINAL - presented their policies for marine tourism at an event held by professional yacht owners.

Alimos Marina: Privatization or Professional Yachting Hub

Greek professional yacht owners are claiming that the privatization of the Alimos marina will lead to the decline of the sector, which boosts state coffers by 100 million euros annually.

Tsipras: ‘Liberation Day’ for Post-bailout Greece

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras described August 20, as a day of liberation for Greece, as the country completed its nearly eight-year rescue period.

Greece Exits Bailout Era Amid Uncertainty, Betting on Regaining Trust

August 20 marks Greece’s exit from a nearly eight-year-long aid program.

EU Approves of ‘Enhanced Surveillance’ for Post-bailout Greece

The European Commission presented an “enhanced surveillance" framework in order to support Greece in its post-bailout efforts to return to “normalcy”.

Minister Calls on Moscovici to Include Greek Tourism in EU Budget Planning

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura called on European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici to include Greek tourism in the planning of the EU budget beyond 2020.

Greece Investment Options Top NY Roadshow Agenda

Greece's investment opportunities are at the center of attention in New York this week during the Greek Investment Roadshow running through to June 22.

Greek Tourism Developments on SETE Brussels Agenda

Ways to attract higher quality visitors and bring in investments topped the agenda of talks between the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) and EU officials.

Commission to Back 32 Greece Reform Projects with €20m

A total of 32 projects in Greece have been selected to receive EU funding, following a decision recently adopted by the European Commission.

SETE Study: Tourism Greece’s Main Employer

Tourism is the sector that supports employment more than any other in Greece, with the number of employees reaching 398,700 in the third quarter of 2017.

Greece Presents Ambitious Post-bailout Tourism Plan

A development plan drawn up by the Greek government, concerning the next steps for when Greece exits its bailout program, includes tourism among top priorities.

PwC: Greece Must Boost Bed Capacity to Remain Competitive

Boosting accommodation capacity at popular destinations and accelerating hotel upgrades are key in order for Greece to achieve growth, a recent PwC study reveals.

Moscovici: No More Bailout Plans for Greece, Just Supervision

Greece will leave bailout programs behind and move ahead with growth under surveillance, according to European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici.

Piraeus Master Plan Gets 10-day Extension for Deliberation

The period for public deliberation of the master plan for the revamp of the Piraeus Port has received a 10-day extension.

Refineries, Hospitality Come Out of Greece Crisis Stronger

Oil refineries and hotel ventures came out of the Greek economic crisis stronger, increasing turnover in the 2006-2016 period by more than 20 percent.

Piraeus Port ‘Pagoda’ Landmark to Become 5-Star Hotel

The landmark "Pagoda" building at the port of Piraeus is set to become a five-star hotel, according to Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) plans currently up for discussion.

WEF: Greece Still Needs to Work on Economic Progress

Greece ranks last among 29 advanced economies in the Inclusive Development Index (IDI) of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Greek Yacht Owners Oppose Alimos Marina Privatization

The privatization of the 1,250-position Alimos marina, one of the largest in Greece, has run into opposition by professional yacht owners.

Dozens of Greek Tourism Projects Included in New Subsidy Scheme

Dozens of tourism projects are among 70 large-scale investment ventures in Greece, included in the government’s “general entrepreneurship” scheme under the latest development law.