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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.

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.

Transport Minister: Athens-Thessaloniki Railway Project Moving Ahead

Works on the railway aiming to reduce travel time from Athens to Thessaloniki down to three hours are proceeding, according to Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis.

PwC: Greece’s Incomplete Infrastructure Works Worth €18.7bn

The backlog of infrastructure projects in Greece has grown to 18.7 billion euros, according to a study released by PwC Greece.

Greece’s Hellinikon Tourism Project Gets High Court Approval

The Council of State has decided that the presidential decree for the development of Athens former airport into a multipurpose resort area is legal.

Thessaloniki Awaits Master Plan for Exhibition Center Revamp

Three parties have expressed interest in drawing up a master plan for the revamp of Thessaloniki’s International Exhibition Center.

Fourth Tranche for Greece Hinges on Hellinikon Project Approval

The Hellinikon investment project, set to be developed at the former Athens airport, is still hinging on the approval of the Council of State.

Hellinikon Investor Lamda Calling for More Actions Fewer Words

Lamda Development is ready to launch works at Hellinikon, as long as the Greek government displays the political will for the project to materialize.

Minister Says Hellinikon Project Moving Ahead ‘One Step at a Time’

Development of the delayed multi-million-euro Hellinikon project is moving ahead “one step at a time", according to Deputy Economy Minister Stergios Pitsiorlas.

Lamda Says Hellinikon ‘Cannot Be Materialized’ Due to Double Talk

Hellinikon Global, the managing investor of the Hellinikon project, said that the investment cannot proceed due to continuous set backs and political double speak.

One Prerequisite Down Nine to Go for Hellinikon Project to Move Ahead

Of the 10 conditions for the Hellinikon project to move ahead only one has been met, while investors say it will take a decade to clear outstanding issues.

Plans for Skyscrapers at Hellinikon Raising Concerns

The Hellinikon project is facing a new obstacle as the Central Archaeological Council (KAS) must now decide on whether or not to allow the construction of six high-rise buildings.

Thirty Hectares at Hellinikon Former Airport Declared as Archaeological Site

The Greek Central Archaeological Council has decided that some 30 hectares of the 620-hectare plot at Hellinikon will be classified as an archaeological site.

Greek Archaeological Council Postpones Decision, Hellinikon Project on Ice

The Hellinikon project is still in limbo after the Central Archaeological Council postponed its decision on whether the site has areas of archaeological importance.

Forestry Dept, Archaeology Council Still Keeping Hellinikon Project on Hold

Set to bring billions of euros into state coffers and create over 70,000 jobs, the Hellinikon project along the up-and-coming Athenian Riviera is still on hold.

Greece’s Ionia Motorway to Improve Access to New Tourist Destinations

The Ionia motorway, which connects the town of Ioannina via the western mainland coastline with Patra via the Rio-Antirrio bridge, has opened to motorists.

Hellenikon Project Turning into Pipe Dream Amid Approval Games

The multi-billion-euro Hellenikon land project on the Athenian Riviera has received the green light from the Central Council for Modern Monuments.

Multi-billion-euro Hellenikon Investment Dogged by Delays… Again

The highly anticipated Hellenikon project along the Athenian Riviera has run into the scrutiny of Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS).

Hellinikon Plans to Include Six Towers, Metropolitan Park

A 7-billion-euro project to develop Hellinikon, Athens' former airport, will include the construction of six 200-meter-tall buildings.

PwC: Transport, Tourism & Energy Projects Key for Growth in Greece

Transport infrastructure, upgrading, building and completing key tourism related projects are among the priorities the Greek government must implement to see growth, according to a PwC report.