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ΕΥ: Greece FDI Projects Up in 2017, Create 1,194 New Jobs

Foreign Direct Investment projects in Greece, in 2017 increased to 24 from 13, creating 1,194 new jobs, according to the EY European Attractiveness survey.

IOBE Think-tank Sees 2% Growth for Greece

The Greek economy is set to grow by approximately 2 percent in 2018, according to the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE).

Greek Tourism Creates Most Jobs in June

Accommodation and food services created the most new job openings in June, according to the Greek labor ministry's Ergani system.

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”.

Rhodes Records Rising Tourist Figures in June

Rhodes welcomed 34,238 more visitors in June, compared to the same month in 2017, posting a 9.27 percent rise, according to airport operator Fraport Greece.

Greek Islanders Can Now Claim Transport Discounts

Residents of 49 Greek islands can now claim transportation discounts as announced earlier this year, by registering on the newly launched "Metaforiko Isodynamo" platform.

Greek Gov’t Eyeing PPP Deals for Development of 10 Ports

Greece aims to develop 10 ports belonging to the country’s assets fund, through public-private partnerships (PPPs), according to Secretary-General for Port Policy Christos Lambridis.

Greece-based CEOs: Tourism, Food Services to Top Investor Interest

Tourism and F&B services are the key areas of interest for investors seeking to place their money in Greece, according to market experts and company CEOs.

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.

Greek Consumer Confidence Weaker in June, Says IOBE

The economic climate in Greece showed signs of decline in June, down to 102.5 points from 104.2 in May, according to the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE).

Multi-billion-euro Hellinikon Deal Hinging on Casino License

The Greek government must announce a casino license tender by August 31, in order to conclude the privatization of Hellinikon by the end of the year.

Greece Gets Eurogroup Green Light to Exit Debt Program

Greece will receive its final 15-billion-euro bailout tranche after successfully completing its fourth assessment and will exit its nearly eight-year-long aid program on August 20.

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens Aims for March 2019

The fully renovated and extended Astir Palace in Vouliagmeni, is set to open for business in March 2019, with the seal of approval of the Four Seasons hotel brand.

Commitment to Reforms Key to Regaining Investors’ Trust in Greece, Says ESM Head

Commitment to economic reforms is vital if Greece wants to attract foreign investments, said the head of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), Klaus Regling.

Fraport Ups Investments at 14 Regional Airports in View of Rising Arrivals

In view of increasing arrivals, Fraport Greece will accelerate its renovation works at the 14 Greek regional airports under its management.

May 2018 Job Figures Reveal Seven in 10 Hired in Greek Tourism

Hospitality and F&B services accounted for seven in 10 hirings in Greece in May, according to data from the labor ministry’s Ergani system.

Juncker: EU Should Avoid Mistakes Made in Greece for Italy

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is calling on the EU to avoid the same mistakes it made in the Greece debt crisis in the case of Italy.

New Bank Limits in Greece, Withdrawals Now at €5,000

Bank account holders in Greece can as of June 4 withdraw a total of 5,000 euros per month from ATM machines and banks, according to a finance ministry decision.

Greece Examines Lifting Banking Limits After Bailout Exit

As Greece prepares to exit its bailout program in August, the government is looking into ways to further ease and ultimately lift capital controls.

Fraport Sets Sights on 23 Smaller Greek Airports

Fraport Group, currently running 14 regional airports in Greece, has expressed interest in taking over the management of 23 smaller airports across the country.