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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.

SEV: Greece Can Double Investments by 2025

Greece can more than double productive investment and create some 200,000 new jobs by 2025, according to the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).

Crete: Kastelli Airport Engineer Selected, Works to Begin in Autumn 2018

Hill International has been selected as the independent engineer set to undertake works on the highly anticipated Kastelli airport project on Crete.

First Thessaloniki Port Works to Be Ready Ahead of Plan

Infrastructure works budgeted at 180 million euros may be ready ahead of schedule at the port of Thessaloniki in northern Greece.

Santorini’s Port Fund Looks to Create a Marina at Monolithos

The Thira Port Fund of Santorini and Enterprise Greece are looking to prepare an investment plan for the creation of a marina in the Monolithos area of the island.

Tender for Xenia Hotel and Thermal Spring on Kythnos to Launch April 2

Greece's assets fund will launch a tender process for the Xenia and thermal spring property on the island of Kythnos on April 2.

Greek Federation of Enterprises Calls for Maritime Spatial Planning Framework

Despite boasting the world’s 9th largest coastline with 90% of its tourism and recreation business there, Greece lacks a maritime spatial planning framework, according to SEV.

Thessaloniki Port Authority Sale a Done Deal

South Europe Gateway Thessaloniki Limited (SEGT) is now the majority shareholder in the Thessaloniki Port Authority, with a share of 67 percent.

Vernicos: Greece’s Marine Tourism an Asset, Needs Clear Strategy

Greece needs a strategy in order to tap into the potential of marine tourism, said Economic and Social Council of Greece President George Vernicos.

Greek PM Launches Island – Mainland Power Grid Link

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras inaugurated the first phase of a 245-million-euro underwater power cable link project, initially connecting five Cycladic islands to the mainland.

Thessaloniki Port Sale Transaction in Final Stage

The sale of a 67 percent stake in the Thessaloniki Port Authority to South Europe Gateway Thessaloniki (SEGT) Limited is in the final stage.

Infrastructure Key to Attracting Winter Tourism to Crete

Ways to strengthen tourism flows to Crete in the winter months were the focus of a day event recently organized by the island’s trade associations in Rethymno.

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.

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.

National Development Plan Set to Stimulate Greek Economy

The Economic and Social Council of Greece recently presented a national development plan, aiming to spur financial activity and restore the country to the economic markets.

Minister Says Western Greece Ideal for Cultural, Sports Tourism

Sports and cultural tourism can be the driving force of local economies in Western Greece, paving the way for growth, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Vernicos: Innovation, Education Key to Growth for Greece

Greece is failing to adapt to new developments including innovation and education said George Vernicos, president of the Economic and Social Council.

NAI Hellas: Hotels Driving Greece’s Commercial Property Performance

Greece’s commercial property market is showing signs of recovery with the hotel sector leading the way, according to data released by NAI Hellas.

Piraeus Port ‘Pagoda’ Landmark to Become 5-Star Hotel

The landmark "Pagoda" building at the port of Piraeus is set to become a five-star hotel, according to Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) plans currently up for discussion.

US Ambassador: Investments in Greece Picking Up in 2018

All the more US investors are seeking ways to collaborate with Greek enterprises, according to US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt.