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Bidding for Greece’s Hellinikon Casino Opens

The Hellenic Gaming Commission has announced a tender for a casino license slated to run at Hellinikon, an €8 billion project to develop Athens’ former airport complex into a multi-purpose hub.

Bill Approval Paves Way for Greek Port Sub-concession Deals

Α bill paving the way for public-private partnerships and sub-concessions for the commercial exploitation of 10 Greek ports has been approved by the Greek parliament.

PwC: Greek Mergers and Acquisitions Increased in 2018

Greek companies attracted a total capital of 5.5 billion euros in 2018, according to a report on “Deals in Greece” published by financial advisor PwC.

Port Sub-concessions, Waterways on Greek Shipping Ministry Priority List

The establishment of waterways and the sub-concession of port activities are top priorities for the National Coordination Committee for Cruise Affairs.

Greece to Launch Tender for the Lease of Mykonos, Rhodes Marinas

Greece’s public assets fund will announce tenders for the long-term lease of marinas on Mykonos and Rhodes, which will include a series of activities and the potential for commercial use.

Report: Thessaloniki Port Could Boost Balkan Activity

Thessaloniki Port, the second largest container port in Greece, can boost activity in the Balkan region and Southeastern Europe, once upgrade works are completed.

Greece Sees ‘Impressive’ 43.2% Increase of Tourists from Spain in 2018

Greece in 2018 saw an "impressive" rise in arrivals from Spain by 43.2 percent to 255,883, compared to 2017, according to the GNTO.

Shipping Ministry Eyes Significant Investments at 10 Greek Ports

Cruise and marina infrastructure development will be among investments the Shipping Ministry is planning for 10 ports in Greece.

Greek Entrepreneurs Less Optimistic, Says Grant Thornton Study

Deteriorating optimism among the country’s entrepreneurs has landed Greece at the bottom of a list of 35 countries in the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR).

PwC Says CEO Sentiment Downbeat about Global Growth Prospects

According to 30 percent of the world’s business executives, global growth is set to show signs of decline over the next 12 months, a PwC survey reveals.

Technical Olympic Group Looking to Sell Porto Carras Resort

Technical Olympic Group of Companies is looking to sell the historic resort of Porto Carras in Halkidiki, as well as other assets of its portfolio.

Zeus International Adds Former ‘Kaningos 21’ Hotel to Roster

Zeus International has been named preferred bidder for the former 4-star Kaningos 21 hotel, located in central Athens, on Kaningos Square.

North Aegean Governor Clears Ways for Chios Airport Upgrade

North Aegean Regional Governor Christiana Kalogirou has cleared the way for the start of upgrade works on Chios Airport after approving a study for road relocation works.

Interview – Haris Siganos: Zeus International is a ‘Project’ for Greek Tourism

Haris Siganos, CEO of Zeus International, speaks of the company's plans to contribute more to the development of Greece's tourism product.

Athens, Crete, Santorini, Rhodes Hotel Investments Get Green Light

Major tourism projects in Athens and on the islands of Crete, Santorini and Rhodes have received the go-ahead by Greek authorities.

Dozens of Tourism Projects Slated for Eastern Macedonia – Thrace Region

A total of 144 tourism projects are in the pipeline for the Eastern Macedonia-Thrace region after securing EU and regional funding.

Over 2,500 Greek Tourism SMEs to Receive Funding

A total of 411.5 million euros will be allocated to 2,527 small and medium-sized tourism enterprises in Greece, the Greek Economy and Development Ministry announced.

Investor Scheme Announced for Management of Chios Marina

Greece’s assets fund TAIPED has awarded the 40-year concession of the Chios Marina to an investor scheme, accepting the entity’s improved 6.2-million-euro offer.

Draft Law on Incentives for Strategic Investments Open for Debate

A bill that foresees a series of incentives aimed at stimulating strategic investment activity in Greece, has been opened to public consultation until December 17.

Revision to Greek Casino Law Paves Way for Hellinikon Project, Minister Says

An amendment to a law on the licensing terms for casino operations in Greece is expected to set the Hellinikon development project into action.