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Piraeus’ Landmark Tower to Get New Lease on Life

An abandoned tower in the heart of Piraeus will get a new lease on life after the Piraeus Municipality signed a concession deal for its redevelopment.

Works at Hellinikon Kick Off as ‘Symbol of Growth & New Jobs’

Works on one of the largest projects in Greece, the Hellinikon mega complex, kicked off on Friday after years of delays.

Greek Shop Owners in Tourist Areas Need Business Boost, Says Traders Body

Greek shop owners, operating businesses in tourist areas, are calling on the government to introduce financial support measures in the post-Covid-19 era.

Next Debt Relief Package for Greece Gets Green Light

European finance ministers have approved a next tranche of debt relief measures for Greece worth 748 million euros.

Commission Approves Release of Next Debt Relief Tranche for Greece

The European Commission has approved the release of a new tranche of debt relief measures agreed to as part of Greece’s post-bailout program.

Aktor Concessions SA Inks 40-year Alimos Marina Deal

Greek company Aktor Concessions SA has finalized a deal to manage and exploit the Alimos Marina in southern Athens.

Greece Allocates €33.7m to Coastal Shipping, Island Entrepreneurship

The Greek Shipping Ministry will allocate 33.7 million euros to support island entrepreneurship and coastal shipping in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Economist Sees Considerable Coronavirus Toll on Greek Tourism

The Covid-19 pandemic is expected to impact Greece’s tourism sector more than in any other Eurozone country, according to The Economist.

Greek Islands Want Return to Lower VAT Rates in View of Covid-19 Damage

South Aegean island authorities are calling on the Greek government to reinstate previously reduced VAT rates in order to mitigate the adverse economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

OECD Forecasts Post-Covid Slowdown of the Greek Economy

The Greek economy is expected to suffer a blow once the Covid-19 pandemic subsides, due to its heavy reliance on tourism, according to the OECD.

Covid-19: Greece Boosts Support Actions for Businesses and Workers

Greece has announced support measures for 800,000 businesses and 1.7 million private-sector employees, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

AmCham Study Reveals Covid-19 Impact on Greek Businesses

Travel disruptions, insecurity and the inability to make business decisions, are the main problems Greek businesses are facing due to Covid-19, the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) says.

Poll: Coronavirus Repercussions on Economy Worry Greeks

The majority of Greeks expect the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic to negatively impact business activity in Greece.

Hellinikon Project One Step Closer to Materialization

The Hellinikon project, to go up at Athens’ former airport, is moving one step closer to becoming a reality after Greece’s Central Archaeological Council approved the demolition of 900 buildings on the premises.

Greece’s Seasonal Tourism Staff to Receive Support in View of Covid-19

The unemployment benefits of the seasonal workers in Greece's tourism sector will be extended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Report: Greece 2020 Tourism Resilient but Still Faced with Coronavirus and Refugee Crisis

Entering the third month of 2020 and a key pre-booking period for the summer ahead, Greece is faced with the refugee crisis and the coronavirus outbreak.

Works Begin on Piraeus Port’s New Cruise Terminal

Greece’s largest port, Piraeus, will be able to handle larger cruise ships and establish itself as a home port once construction works on a new terminal are completed.

Thessaloniki’s Pier VI Extension Project Attracts Seven Suitors

A project for the extension of Thessaloniki’s sixth pier has attracted the interest of seven companies/consortia from Greece and other European countries.

Greece to Seek Architects for Thessaloniki Expo Center Facelift

Greece will launch an international architecture competition for the overhaul of the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center (Helexpo) in April.

Vernicos Yachts Marks 45 Years with Call for Marine Tourism Development

Vernicos Yachts recently celebrated 45 years of activity with the company's president, George Vernicos, calling for actions that must be taken for Greece to maintain its leading role in marine tourism.