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Greek Golden Visa is Europe’s Top Programme in H1 2022

The Greek golden visa became the leading residency-for-investment programme in Europe by the relative demand growth in the first half of 2022, says Tranio.

Mykonos, Paros and Santorini Maintain Investment Dynamic

Eight Greek destinations, including Mykonos, Paros and Santorini, are among 30 in the Mediterranean ensuring the highest returns and keeping strong investment dynamic, according to a report by Algean Property.

Greece’s Golden Visa Reviving Covid-hit Property Market

The Greek government’s investor visa scheme is reviving Greece’s property market with hundreds of new permits issued during the first ten months of 2021.

Crete’s Gournes Project Attracts Four Bidders

A tender for the exploitation of the former US military base of Gournes on Crete, also referred to as the “mini-Ellinikon”, has attracted four bidders.

Crete: HRADF Seeks Investor to Transform ‘Gournes’ into an Iconic Destination

The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) is looking for an investor to transform the Gournes property into a new iconic destination for Crete.

Covid-19 Puts a Brake on Greece’s Golden Visa Scheme

Greece’s golden visa program has seen an impact due to the Covid-19 pandemic with the number of visas and residence permits having dropped significantly since the start of 2020.

Online Auction for Xenia Property in Komotini Begins

The bidding process for a concession for the historic Xenia hotel in Rodopi, Komotini, has launched via an e-auction by the Public Properties Company (ETAD).

Greece’s Chinese Golden Visa Investors Protest

Chinese investors who purchased property in Greece under the Golden Visa scheme, are expressing their discontent with Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Greece Seeks to Re-launch Golden Visa Program

The Greek government is examining the re-launch of its golden visa program that was suspended due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Chios Marina Gets Green Light, Ready for Overhaul

An upgraded and modernized marina is set to operate on Chios after the finalization of a concession agreement awarded to Marina Chios SA.

New EU Short-stay Visa Procedure Easier, Costlier

A series of changes and revisions on EU rules for short-stay visas have gone into effect in efforts to tighten security, and facilitate tourism and trade.

Greek Golden Visa Generates €2bn in Investments

Greece’s investor visa program has channelled more than 2 billion euros of foreign capital into the local property market since its launch in 2014.

Greece to Entice Millionaires with Non-dom Program

Greece has announced a non-dom program that foresees offering foreign nationals the chance - by investing in Greece - to avoid paying taxes in their own country.

Greece Returns to List of ‘Marketable Risk’ Countries on Jan. 1

Greece will return on January 1, 2020, to the list of “marketable risk” countries for short-term export credit insurance.

EESC Calls on EU States to Stop Offering Investor Visas

Citing security risks, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is calling on member states to stop issuing investor visas to non-nationals.

Greece Re-examines Golden Visa Scheme to Boost Investments

Greece is moving ahead with changes in its investor visa scheme that may include a fluctuating minimum investment requirement.

SEV: Doing Business in Greece Still Tough

The ease of doing business in Greece is improving but at a very slow pace and with inadequate steps, according to the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).

Chinese, Turks Top Property Buyers through Greek Golden Visa Scheme

The Chinese and the Turks are among the property buyers that are mostly benefiting from Greece’s golden visa investment scheme.

Greek Tourism Ministry Certifies 66 Thermal Spring Facilities

Sixty-six thermal spring facilities across Greece have been approved by the Tourism Ministry with an additional 52 under assessment.

SEV: Investments Crucial to Improving Greece’s Competitiveness

Greece can improve its competitiveness levels by consistently implementing investments and structural reforms, says the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises.