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Transport, Exports Offset Greece’s Current Account Deficit in February

Greece’s current account deficit in February came to 990 million euros, down by 407 million euros year-on-year, according to the country's central bank.

Athens Q1 2019 Hotel Performance on the Downside

Athens hotel occupancy rates dropped by 6.8 percent in the first quarter of the year, with RevPAR down by 6.8 percent, according to the Athens - Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.

IOBE: Risk of Economic Slowdown in Greece for 2019

If Greece fails to free up productive forces through structural reforms, there will be a quick return to recession, according to the IOBE think tank.

Aktor Concessions SA Preferred Bidder for 40-year Alimos Marina Deal

Greek company Aktor Concessions SA has been selected as the preferred bidder for the right to manage the Alimos Marina in southern Athens.

Athens Among World’s Top 15 Maritime Capitals

Athens is among the leading 15 maritime capitals and in the top two shipping centers of the world, according to the "Leading Maritime Capitals of the World" report for 2019.

Greek Modern Monuments Council Approves 3 Hotels for Piraeus Port

Greece’s Central Council for Modern Monuments has given the green light to Piraeus Port's managers to convert the “Pagoda” building into a 5-star hotel.

Beijing Diplomats in Athens to Discuss Multi-million-euro Piraeus Port Upgrade Delays

Chinese authorities traveled to Athens to discuss the obstacles - red tape and trade body reactions - involving Cosco's master plan for the upgrade of Piraeus Port.

Conference Tourism a Good Bet for Greece

Special interest tourism products such as meetings or conference tourism can contribute to sustaining the Greek tourism sector’s dynamic, says the Bank of Greece.

Piraeus Port Master Plan Runs into More Obstacles

A 600-million-euro investment for the expansion of Piraeus Port is up in the air after a decision by the Central Archaeological Council.

Greek Central Bank Chief Says Tourism, Exports Driving Growth

A rise in exports of goods and services and excellent tourism performance, contributed to Greece's economic growth in 2018, according to Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras.

Ministry Revises Small Business Law for Wider Funding Options

The Greek Economy Ministry will revise a law covering funding options for very small and small businesses, offering incentives aimed to boost the real economy.

RE/MAX: Greek Property Market Diversifies in 2018

An investor-friendly environment combined with a steady taxation framework are expected to set the pace of Greece’s property market in the upcoming period.

Small Number of Greece’s Businesses Bearing the Tax Burden, Says Grant Thornton

A mere 10 percent of Greece’s businesses are paying 88 percent of total taxes, according to a study presented by Grant Thornton.

Three Groups Vying for Alimos Marina Concession

Three bidders interested in taking on the 40-year concession to operate the marina of Alimos in southern Athens, have made it to the next round of the tender process.

SETE Calls on Gov’t to Re-examine Taxation on Tourism

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) is urging Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos to re-examine taxation on hospitality, F&B, and transport services.

Greek Gov’t Plans to Extend Remote Island Discounts to Air Transport

Air travel will be included in Greece's transport equivalent program, which offers special discounts for the transportation of goods and people to/from 49 remote Greek islands.

Greece Ranked 7th Most Appealing Hotel Investment Destination

Greece is seventh among the top 10 European countries attracting the interest of investors seeking to tap into the hospitality market, according to Tranio.

Greek Economy Loses Steam in Q4, Recovery on Course

Greek economic growth slowed down in the fourth quarter of 2018, following nine consecutive quarters of positive performance, the statistical authority announced.

Master Plan for Thessaloniki Expo Center Makeover on the Table

The creation of a metropolitan park is among the proposals tabled as part of a master plan for the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center's revamp.

Piraeus Port Development Plan Runs into New Hurdle

The Piraeus port master plan is delayed after reports that the Central Archaeological Council is to decide on designating part of the area a site of archaeological importance.