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Greece-Iran Shake Hands on Tourism, Energy, Transport

In ongoing efforts to reach out to new partners and strengthen existing ties, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited Teheran on Sunday, where he agreed to work together with Iran in the areas of tourism, energy and transport, expressing his hopes that Greece will serve as an...

Greek Tourism Sector Opposes Gov’t Pension Plan

The Greek tourism sector has joined a growing number of professionals across the country’s productive forces, including lawyers and farmers, expressing their opposition over the government’s plans to proceed with further pension cuts and increase social security contributions by...

Attica Region 5-year Tourism Promo Plan Takes Off

Promoting the wider Attica region as an ideal short break destination as well as bringing to the fore the unknown side of life on the outskirts of Athens and across the region, are among the priorities set by the Attica Region in its tourism promotion strategy for the next five years.

Greece Best ‘User’ of NSRF Funds

Greece is among the EU countries with the highest absorption rates of National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) funds for the 2007-2013 period.

EIB Boosts Presence in Greece, Launches Investment Team

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is serious about getting down to business in Greece, and is currently in the process of renovating its central Athens headquarters and appointing a task force that will focus on investments in efforts to support sustainable economic recovery and...

Tsipras’ Syriza Party Wins Greek Elections, Given 2nd Chance

Only 56.11 percent of the Greeks (3,730,456 out of 6,190,946 registered voters) went to the polls on Sunday, electing for a second time in under nine months 41-year-old Alexis Tsipras’ Syriza party.

Hotels Chamber: Why is Tourism Off the Greek Election Agenda?

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH) is expressing its concern over why the political parties vying for votes in the upcoming elections this Sunday, are not discussing tourism - one of the country’s few money-making industries.

Minister Says NSRF Funds Won’t Be Lost, Airports Deal in March

Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism Minister Giorgos Stathakis reassured reporters on Wednesday, that capital controls will soon be lifted, liquidity is improving and the privatization of 14 airports will most likely be completed in March.

Parties Fail to See Eye to Eye, Greek Polls Next Month

Greece’s President Prokopis Pavlopoulos is expected on Friday, to officially announce elections to be held next month as parties failed to form a coalition government.

WEF Top Economist Says Greece Can Get Back on Track… As Long As…

Improving the quality of education, ensuring the broad-based participation of all its citizens in real employment, cutting red tape for new businesses and doing away with corruption, should be top priorities if Greece ever wants to recover from its current “economic malaise”,...

Greek Islanders Call for Public Vote on Tourism Tax Hikes

Tourism sector professionals on the Greek islands are calling for a public vote as the talk of a VAT (value-added-tax) hike on tourism picks up pressure and the negotiation process with Greece’s international lenders lingers on.