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Greece Casino: Hard Rock Not Going Down without a Fight

Hard Rock International believes it was wrongly excluded from Greece's bidding process for the operation of a casino resort in Hellinikon and announced that it will take the necessary actions.

Greek Shipping Ministry Approves Routes for Two Ferry Operators

The Greek Shipping Ministry has given the green light to two coastal ferry companies to operate certain routes to the Greek islands.

Greek Tourism Enterprises Among Top Tax Evaders in 2019

Tourism-related businesses and taxi services were among the top tax evaders in Greece in 2019, according to data published by AADE.

Greek Ferry Operators Increase Fares by 6%

Greek ferry operators increased fares by 6 percent citing higher fuel costs due to the implementation of IMO 2020.

Parnitha Casino Marousi Move Up for Public Consultation

An environmental impact study for the relocation of the Parnitha Casino to the northern Athens suburb of Marousi has opened for public consultation.

Greece to Launch Tenders for 10 Ports in 2020

Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis said the government would be launching tenders for the development of 10 state-owned ports within the year.

Handelsblatt: Athens Airport Sale Spearheads Greece’s Privatization Drive

The sale of a 30% stake in Athens International Airport SA is setting Greece's privatization drive into motion, said German business daily Handelsblatt.

Greek PM’s White House Visit Sign of Stronger Ties with US

Bilateral ties and promoting regional peace and security topped the agenda of talks between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and US President Donald Trump.

Greek Ferry Fares Set to Rise in View of IMO 2020

Greek ferry fares may increase by as much as 10 percent in view of rising fuel costs following the implementation of IMO 2020.

Hellinikon Casino Tender Closer to Finalization

Greece’s gaming commission is proceeding to the next phase of procedures for the 30-year license to operate an integrated resort and casino at Hellinikon.

EBRD ‘Green Funding’ to Back Hellinikon Project

The EBRD will invest 22.7 million euros in the share capital increase of Lamda Development, the company behind the 'Hellinikon' venture.

Greek Investments Minister Says Works on Hellinikon to Start ‘As Planned’ in 2020

The Hellinikon project will move ahead as planned despite the recent delays, according to Greek Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis.

Five ‘Silver Arrow’ Trains to Hit the Rails in Greece Next Year

Trainose's five “Silver Arrow” trains, as of next year will be offering passengers high-speed transport services from Athens to Thessaloniki.

Greece Casino Competition Marred by Conflict

A tender for the 30-year license to operate an integrated resort and casino in Hellinikon, has run into another glitch, with one of the two bidders claiming it has been excluded from the game.

‘ReBrain Greece’ Aims to Bring Back Greek Professionals Working Abroad

“ReBrain Greece”, an online platform offering incentives to Greeks to return to Greece, is set to open as part of a pilot program.

Greece Prepares for Transition to Green Economy with Incentives

The Greek government is planning to introduce incentives for the support of environmentally-friendly investments.

Greece’s Q3 Turnover Index in Accommodation & Food Service Rising

Greece’s year-on-year turnover index in accommodation and food service in the third quarter of 2019 increased by 6.1% against the same period in 2018.

Safety is Greece’s Top Tourism Advantage, Says Greek Chambers Chief

Safety is the most strongest tourism advantage that Greece has compared to other East Med destinations, says UHC President Konstantinos Mihalos.

Greek Gov’t Moves Ahead with Regional Port Privatization Plans

The Greek government said that it would be taking measures so that the procedures for the privatization of 10 state-owned regional ports would begin in 2020.

Eleonas to Host Athens 1st Cultural and Tourism Complex

A multipurpose tourism and cultural complex budgeted at 117 million euros is set to upgrade the industrial neighbourhood of Eleonas in Athens.