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Greek Think-tank Calls for ‘Brain Gain’ Strategy

The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) is urging the Greek government to draw up a ‘brain gain’ strategy, in view of the growing potential of the tourism industry.

Senior Tourists in Greece Spent €2 Billion in 2016

Senior tourists in 2016 accounted for 6.1 percent of all trips to Greece and some 2 billion euros in tourism-related revenue, according to SETE Intelligence.

Greek Tourism Curbs Joblessness in April

Greece’s tourism sector is tackling unemployment head on, creating 100,246 new jobs in April this year, marking a third consecutive month on the positive, according to data from the Ergani system.

US Ambassador: Energy, Shipping Key to Stronger US-Greece Ties

Shipping and energy are sectors of common interest that can further strengthen relations between Greece and the US, according to US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt.

Study: Greek Tourism Generates Rising Revenue

The tourism sector has evolved into a driver of the economy, with Greece receiving 27.2 million tourists in 2017, who generated a total of 14.2 billion euros, according to INSETE's latest report.

Eurobank: Peak Interest in Greek Tourism, Energy, Logistics Set to Create Jobs

The tourism, energy and logistics sectors are set to create 605,000 new jobs in Greece over the next decade, according to a study released by Eurobank.

EY: Greece Mergers and Acquisitions Worth €1.4bn in 2017

The estimated total value of business deals in Greece came to 1.4 billion euros in 2017 compared to 1.1 billion euros in 2016, according to Ernst & Young.

Minister Pitsiorlas: Hellinikon Licensing Enters Final Stretch

The urban regeneration project slated for the former Athens airport in Hellinikon, is entering the final stretch, according to Alternate Economy Minister Stergios Pitsiorlas.

Green Groups Appeal for Multibillion-euro Hellinikon Project to Stop

The Hellinikon project, set to be erected at the former Athens airport, is yet again about to be put on hold after environmental groups took the case to Greece’s highest court.

INSETE-trivago Team Up to Offer More Insight on Greek Hospitality Market

In its ongoing effort to provide the most accurate insight into Greek tourism and travel industry trends, INSETE has joined forces with trivago.

DiaNEOsis-IOBE Study: Heavy Taxation Tops Greeks’ Worries

Greece’s taxpayers are concerned about their ability to pay up, with direct taxes over the 2008-2016 period having increased by 94 percent, a study by IOBE and diaNEOsis reveals.

SEV Urges Greek Gov’t to Become More ‘Investor-friendly’

SEV President Theodoros Fessas is calling on the Greek government to become more investor-friendly and offer a range of services that will attract investments.

Lamda CEO Optimistic, Says Hellinikon Works May Start Next Year

Lamda Development, the consortium behind the investment project of Athens’ former Hellinikon airport, expressed hope that works can finally begin in 2019.

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).

Greek Court Says ‘Atalanti Hills’ Tourism Investment Legal

The Atalanti Hills tourism project, slated for the Central Greece region of Fthiotida, has received the green light from the country’s highest court.

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.

Greek Property Market Bouncing Back, Prices on the Rise

Greece’s property market is showing signs of recovery with prices moving upward by 1 percent and set to rise further, according to RE/MAX 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.

Vernicos: Greece’s Marine Tourism an Asset, Needs Clear Strategy

Greece needs a strategy in order to tap into the potential of marine tourism, said Economic and Social Council of Greece President George Vernicos.