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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.