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EIB ‘Committed to Unlocking Priority Investment in Greece’

The European Investment Bank (EIB) in 2018 financed a record number of projects in Greece, making it the largest beneficiary of EIB Group financing in Europe.

Decision Allowing Transfer of Greece’s Archaeological Sites for Private Use Upheld

A decision that foresees the transfer of 2,330 Greek sites to the Public Properties Company SA for their exploitation has been upheld.

Tsipras: ‘Liberation Day’ for Post-bailout Greece

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras described August 20, as a day of liberation for Greece, as the country completed its nearly eight-year rescue period.

Greece Exits Bailout Era Amid Uncertainty, Betting on Regaining Trust

August 20 marks Greece’s exit from a nearly eight-year-long aid program.

EU Approves of ‘Enhanced Surveillance’ for Post-bailout Greece

The European Commission presented an “enhanced surveillance" framework in order to support Greece in its post-bailout efforts to return to “normalcy”.

Minister Calls on Moscovici to Include Greek Tourism in EU Budget Planning

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura called on European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici to include Greek tourism in the planning of the EU budget beyond 2020.

Greece Gets Eurogroup Green Light to Exit Debt Program

Greece will receive its final 15-billion-euro bailout tranche after successfully completing its fourth assessment and will exit its nearly eight-year-long aid program on August 20.

Skopje Name Issue Still Needs Parliamentary Approval

Severna Macedonja (North Macedonia) is unofficially the name of the former Yugoslav republic, after the two countries signed an agreement on June 17.

Commitment to Reforms Key to Regaining Investors’ Trust in Greece, Says ESM Head

Commitment to economic reforms is vital if Greece wants to attract foreign investments, said the head of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), Klaus Regling.

Greek PM Agrees to Name for FYROM: Republic of North Macedonia

After 27 years of debate between Greece and FYROM on the Macedonia "name issue", Greek Prime Miniter Alexis Tsipras has reached an agreement with the country.

TUI Study: Pro-Europe Support Makes Comeback Among Young Adults

Only one in three young Europeans trust EU institutions while fewer trust trade unions, churches and the media, according to a study by the TUI Foundation.

UBS: Greece Set for Bailout Exit ‘Healthier’ than Expected

Greece is set to exit its bailout program and move towards growth in 2018 and 2019, according to a report by Swiss financial services provider UBS.

Tsipras, Kountoura, Tsakalotos Invite US Investors to Bet on Greece

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras invited investors to bet on Greece describing the country as a “land of opportunity”.

Defence, Energy, Trade Top Trump-Tsipras Talks

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and US President Donald Trump discussed cooperation in the areas of defence, energy and trade during a meeting in Washington.

Piraeus Bank Backs SMEs with €700m, EIB Opens New Athens Office

Small and medium-sized businesses in Greece will be able to tap into a total of 700 million euros of funding by EIB, EIF and EBRD, through local Piraeus Bank.

Greece Moves Up US Agenda, Tsipras to Meet Trump in Washington

Regional security, terrorism and the issue of the Souda base on Crete, will be discussed on October 17 during a meeting of Greek PM Alexis Tsipras and US President Donald Trump.

Greek, Turkish PMs Seek Harmony, Mutual Benefits

Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that smooth relations with Greece hinge on an EU promise to ensure visa-free travel within Schengen for Turkish nationals.

Lingering Debt Talks Keep Greece Tourism Officials Alert

Greek tourism officials are expressing concerns that constantly stalled bailout negotiations are bound to take a toll on the sector particularly now, the beginning of the summer booking season.

Greek Aegean Islet Plan Irks Turkey

The Turkish foreign ministry recently reacted to Greek government plans to make dozens of Greek islets in the Aegean inhabitable.

Greek Tourism Minister Calls For United Front

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently met with a cross-party group of MPs responsible for tourism to discuss challenges, issues and ways to enhance their cooperation towards bolstering the sector.