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SEV: Greece Can Double Investments by 2025

Greece can more than double productive investment and create some 200,000 new jobs by 2025, according to the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).

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.

First Thessaloniki Port Works to Be Ready Ahead of Plan

Infrastructure works budgeted at 180 million euros may be ready ahead of schedule at the port of Thessaloniki in northern Greece.

Thessaloniki Port Authority Sale a Done Deal

South Europe Gateway Thessaloniki Limited (SEGT) is now the majority shareholder in the Thessaloniki Port Authority, with a share of 67 percent.

Robust Revenue for Fraport in 2017 Driven by Greek Airports

Fraport Group announced strong revenue for 2017 driven by significant traffic growth at its airports, with those in Greece boosting revenue by 234.9 million euros.

Thessaloniki Port Sale Transaction in Final Stage

The sale of a 67 percent stake in the Thessaloniki Port Authority to South Europe Gateway Thessaloniki (SEGT) Limited is in the final stage.

Trainose Only Bidder for Greece’s Rolling Stock Maintenance Company

Greece’s train operator Trainose submitted a binding offer for the acquisition of 100 percent of shares in the Hellenic Company for Rolling Stock Maintenance SA.

Ionian Region Seeks to Benefit from Skorpios VIP Tourism Project

The Ionian Islands Region and the Regional Division of Lefkada are aiming to tap into the popularity of Skorpios, once a major tourism project there is completed.

ΙΟΒΕ Reports Improved Economic Sentiment for February

Economic sentiment in February showed signs of slight improvement edging higher at 104.3 points from 101.9 points in January, the IOBE said this week.

Greece to Launch Hellinikon Casino Licensing Tender in Fall

The Hellenic Gaming Commission is set to announce an international tender for a casino license, paving the way for the Hellinikon project to get underway.

Greece’s Hellinikon Tourism Project Gets High Court Approval

The Council of State has decided that the presidential decree for the development of Athens former airport into a multipurpose resort area is legal.

Fourth Tranche for Greece Hinges on Hellinikon Project Approval

The Hellinikon investment project, set to be developed at the former Athens airport, is still hinging on the approval of the Council of State.

UBS: Greece Set for Bailout Exit ‘Healthier’ than Expected

Greece is set to exit its bailout program and move towards growth in 2018 and 2019, according to a report by Swiss financial services provider UBS.

SETE Explores Ways to Link Tourism with Agri-food, Culture

Ways of linking tourism with the agri-food sector and culture were the focus of a workshop held by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) on Lesvos.

Aegean Island Mayors Appeal to European Parliament Over VAT

The mayors of the North and South Aegean islands have appealed to the European Parliament over the abolition of a special tax status applicable until now.

Privatizations Set to Boost Greek State Coffers by €2bn

Greece’s international lenders and the government are estimating that privatization projects will boost state coffers by some 2 billion euros this year.

Spain’s Nautal Acquires Greek Yachting Startup ‘incrediblue’

Spanish intermediate charter agency Nautal has taken over Greek online yachting rental platform incrediblue, for an unrevealed sum.

SETE: Lack of Transparency, Spatial Planning Curb Tourism Investment in Greece

The lack of a spatial planning framework and long delays in administrative procedures hinder tourism investment in Greece, according to SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

Amendment for ‘Stayover Tax’ Tabled in Greek Parliament

An amendment to the law of the "stayover tax", already being charged since January 1 at hotels and rooms-to-let across Greece, has been tabled in Greek Parliament.

Greek Hotels Chamber: Alterations to Stayover Tax a Must

In order for the stayover tax on hotels and rooms-to-let to be effectively collected, a series of adjustments must be made, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels says.