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EU Calls on Members to Limit Investor Visa Schemes

Citing security risks, the European Commission is urging member states to restrict issuing investor visas to non-nationals, with plans to publish new regulations in September.

Greek Hotel Sector Needs Favorable Tax Policy to Attract Investments, Says Alpha Bank

The Greek hotel sector needs a more favorable tax policy in order to attract investments and improve the quality of offered services, Alpha Bank says.

Greek Golden Visa Scheme Winning Over More Investors

Greece has issued 2,300 golden visas (up to 5,700 if family members are included) between 2013 and 2017, according to Enterprise Greece data.

Alpha Bank: Greek Tourism Going Strong, Boosting Employment

Tourism and manufacturing production will continue to drive economic growth rates for Greece, according to an Alpha Bank report for the first four months of 2018.

Greece in Top 10 Most Popular Countries for Russian Property Buyers

Greece is among the top 10 most popular countries among Russian property buyers, according to Tranio, an international overseas property broker.

Greek Economy Growing Stronger Thanks to Investments

Stronger investment has boosted Greece’s economy for a fourth consecutive quarter in the October-December 2017 period, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said.

Greek Thermal Spring Properties Up for Privatization

The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) announced privatization plans for seven thermal spring properties in Greece.

Chios Marina Attracts Three Investment Schemes

The marina on the island of Chios has attracted three investment schemes, according to Greece's state privatization fund.

Spain’s Nautal Acquires Greek Yachting Startup ‘incrediblue’

Spanish intermediate charter agency Nautal has taken over Greek online yachting rental platform incrediblue, for an unrevealed sum.

Investment Key to Recovery, Greek PM in US to Stimulate Interest

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is currently on an official visit to the US, where he is making efforts to stimulate investor interest.

French CEOs to Join President Macron’s Official Visit to Athens

French business leaders and CEO's will accompany President Emmanuel Macron on his official visit to Athens on Thursday, September 7.

Greece’s ‘Golden Visa’ Program Deemed a Success

The Golden Visa program for real estate purchases in Greece has seen 1,725 issued visas to foreign investors in the period 2013 - June 2017.

Kountoura Visits Canada to Promote Destination Greece

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently held a series of meetings in Toronto to promote Greece as a preferred tourist destination to Canadian travellers.

SETE: Over-taxation Limiting Greece Tourism Potential

Some 40 percent of Greece's tourism enterprises are currently facing serious sustainability issues, mainly due to over-taxation, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Study: Τax Disincentives Discourage Tourism Investment in Greece

Greece has "created" a series of tax disincentives that discourage the smooth operation of tourism enterprises and the launch of investments in the sector, according to the results of a study announced by the SETE Institute (InSETE).

Franchise Businesses May Soon be Able to Tap into EU Funds

A ban excluding franchise companies in Greece from being eligible for EU funding may be lifted, according to reports by Greek financial daily Naftemporiki.