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Greek Government Reviews Regional Airports Deal

The Greek government is expected to stick to its commitment to its international lenders and go ahead with privatization projects already underway, which includes renegotiating the agreement with Frankfurt-based transport company Fraport to run 14 regional airports.

Greece Assets Agency Eyes Agios Kosmas as Waterway Hub

The country’s privatization fund, known as TAIPED (Hellenic Republic Asset and Development Fund), is examining the creation of a metropolitan waterway at Agios Kosmas, southern Attica, in efforts to boost tourism to the Greek capital, Attica’s coasts and island seaside towns.

Red Tape Puts a Damper on Greek Waterway Network

The future of Greece’s ambitious waterway network is drowning in red tape with the government failing to grant a single license in 2015, two years after a law paving the way for strategic investments was voted.

Chinese Investors Set Sights on Corfu Waterway

Chinese investors will be visiting the Ionian island of Corfu, on Sunday, to discuss collaborating with the operators of the Corfu waterway, which is the first and thus far only enterprise granted official licensing.

Waterways in Greece Get ‘Green’ Light, Move to Next Phase

The waterway projects at four Greek destinations have received relevant environmental licensing and can now move to the next phase of completion while the government explores ways to incorporate the projects into the country's "Fast Track" law, which accelerates the licensing...

Assets Fund Says Airports Deal to Boost Greek Coffers by €14bn

State coffers are set to get a much-needed boost to the tune of 14 billion euros following the privatization of 14 regional airports late last year, the Greek assets fund said on Monday.

Skopelos, Kalamata Waterways Brewing, but Gov’t Foot-dragging

Plans for waterways on Skopelos and in Kalamata are moving forward but the pace is so slow that insiders say the alternative form of transportation will not be up and running this coming tourist season.

Come and Get It: Greek Hotels, Sites, Islands Up for Grabs, ‘Guardian’ Reveals

“It could be a shopping list for the scenery in a movie - rather than a list of possessions that Athens is under immense pressure to offload,” the Guardian says, referring to an asset portfolio of some 71,000 properties now under the newly established Hellenic Holdings and...

Tinos Waterway Gets Eco Thumbs Up, Works Kick Off

Tinos is the first of the Cyclades islands to get environmental approval for the construction of the first waterway there.

Athens Airport Concession Deal to Be Finalized in Fall

The Greek government is set to complete concession talks for Athens International Airport (AIA) in September, assets agency head Stergios Pitsiorlas, said earlier this week.

Licensing Bill Thwarts Greece Waterway Network Progress

A new draft law covering license procedures, construction and operation of waterways in Greece is putting a damper on any waterway plans and projects currently underway, said leading investor Hellenic Seaplanes.

Opposition Over Antiquity Report Stumbling Block for Hellenikon Revamp Project

Plans to transform the abandoned Hellenikon airport complex in Glyfada into one of Europe’s largest coastal parks may yet again be put on the back burner after the culture ministry’s archaeological service through a document called for a listing of archaeological sites on the...

Greece’s Asset Body Chief Says ‘Matter of Time’ Before Waterways Operate

Waterways on Corfu, Paxi and Patra are set to operate immediately, Public Assets Management Fund (TAIPED) President Stergios Pitsiorlas said this week.

Full-Speed Ahead for Corfu, Paxi Waterways

The waterways on the islands of Corfu and neighboring Paxi are moving full speed ahead after receiving approval for all contract procedures, regional authorities said this week.

Thessaloniki Port Sale Priority for New Shipping Minister

Ensuring the sale of a 67 percent stake in the Thessaloniki port authority moves ahead swiftly and trouble free tops the agenda of new incoming shipping minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis.

Still No Progress in Greek Waterway Saga

If a sufficient number of waterways is not licensed for this summer season then "hydroplanes will never make it to Greece", according to Hellenic Seaplanes.

Patra Waterway Gets Go-ahead, Seeking Operator

The waterway in Patra is now the third to receive approval, paving the way for the launch of an invitation of interest in order to find the contractor who will take over its operation.

IOBE: Thessaloniki Port Privatization to Bring in €1.6bn in Next Decade

The privatization of the Thessaloniki Port Authority is expected to contribute to GDP growth in Greece by up to 1.6 billion euros by 2026, IOBE think-tank says.

Thessaloniki Port Authority Management Has Big Plans

Transforming Thessaloniki port into a gateway to the Balkans is the priority of a consortium of three companies, which have stepped in as the port’s new managers.

S. Aegean Region Spurs Waterway Projects as Japan’s Mitsui Eyes Seaplane Market

South Aegean authorities are pressing for waterway projects to resume as Japan’s Mitsui eyes Greece's seaplane market.
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