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Greek Ports Welcome More Cruise Ships in Jan-June 2019

Cruise travel to Greek destinations picked up pace in the first six months of the year driving a 10.1 percent increase in total receipts, according to the Bank of Greece.

Greece Fails to Keep Startup Generation at Home

Greece is failing to win over investors planning to launch startups, with 39 percent seeking a “friendlier” eco-system elsewhere, according to the Startup Heatmap Report 2019.

SEV: Investments Crucial to Improving Greece’s Competitiveness

Greece can improve its competitiveness levels by consistently implementing investments and structural reforms, says the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises.

Piraeus Port Development Project Approved

Greece’s Port Planning and Development Committee has approved a 611.8-million-euro investment plan for the modernization and upgrade of Piraeus Port.

Lamda Ready to Pour €2bn into Hellinikon Phase 1 Projects

Lamda Development plans to invest some 2 billion euros in the Hellinikon project in the next five years, up from its initial 1.1 billion euro plan.

Athens Inner-city Neighborhoods Winning Over Real Estate Buyers

Inner-city neighborhoods such as Exarcheia, Kypseli and Goudi are winning over investors interested in real estate in Athens, according to a study.

Greek Ministry Seeks Hotels, Apartments to Host Refugees

The Greek Citizen Protection Ministry has announced a tender for a housing program for refugees that involves renting out hotels or apartment complexes.

Hellinikon Casino Tender Closes, Announcement in Two Months

The winner of a tender for an integrated casino resort at Hellinikon in Athens is expected to be announced in two months.

Report: Europeans Buying Up More Real Estate in Greece

All the more Europeans appear to be investing in real estate in Greece, according to a report released by property brokers Tranio.

Tax Policies Taking Toll on Greece’s Competitiveness

Greece is once again lagging behind in competitiveness hindered by its inflexible tax policies, according to the International Tax Competitiveness Index 2019.

Greek Business Body Calling for More Investments

More investment activity is required for Greece to move full speed ahead towards economic recovery, the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) says.

EIB, Greek Banks Launch Infrastructure Fund to Back Business

EIB and four Greek banks will participate in a 650-million-euro infrastructure program, aimed at identifying new high-impact investment projects in Greece.

Piraeus Port Upgrade Blueprint Gets Green Light

A revised master plan for the upgrade of Piraeus Port has been approved by Greece’s Port Planning and Development Committee.

Greece Sets October 15 Deadline for Small Business Funding Applications

Very small and small business ventures have until October 15 to apply for funding out of a 150-million-euro program run by the Greek Economy Ministry.

SEV Sees Greece Economic Slowdown in H1 2019

The Greek economy appears to be slowing down, says the H1 2019 “Economics and Business” bulletin of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).

Greece Examines Higher Royalties with Investor Eldorado Gold

The Greek government is in talks with Canadian mining company Eldorado Gold to secure higher royalties in a delayed mining project in northern Greece.

PM Promises to Get Thessaloniki Expo Center Revamp off the Ground

The makeover of Thessaloniki’s International Exhibition Center is high on the Greek government's agenda.

MGE Confirms Interest in 30-year Hellinikon Casino Tender

US-based Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) has confirmed its interest in a tender for a casino resort to open at Hellinikon in Athens.

TAIPED-owned 30% Stake in Athens Airport Up for Sale

Greece’s Economic Policy Council has decided to accelerate the sale of a 30 percent stake in Athens International Airport.

Greece’s New Development Bill Aimed at Facilitating Entrepreneurship

Simplifying all sorts of procedures that will facilitate entrepreneurship and attract investor interest in Greece, is at the core of a new development bill.