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OECD: Steep Taxation Taking Toll on Greece’s Growth

Heavy taxation continues to be the leading obstacle to growth in Greece, according to data released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

ICAP Study: Tourism Enterprises Among Greece’s Most Profitable

Tourism enterprises hold leading positions among Greece’s 500 most profitable businesses for 2017, according to an ICAP study.

IOBE Study: Athens Airport Significantly Contributes to Greek Economy Growth

The contribution of Athens International Airport to the Greek economy has significantly increased during the last six years, due to a sharp rise in air arrivals.

Celestyal Cruises Targets 21% Guest Growth for Greece in 2019

Celestyal Cruises in 2018 "showed Greece" to 108,000 passengers and is aiming to boost that number by 21 percent, to 130,000, in 2019.

Greek Assets Body Set to Run New Round of Privatization Tenders 

Greek assets body TAIPED is set to launch a new round of privatization tenders for thermal springs, regional ports and marinas across Greece.

Applications Open for Athens Tour Guide Schools, Vocational Training Units

The Athens Tour Guide School and eight vocational training units are accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year through to September 14.

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.

Grivalia Hospitality Acquires Amanzoe Resort in Porto Heli, Peloponnese

Grivalia Hospitality has moved ahead with the acquisition of the Amanzoe luxury resort in Porto Heli, Peloponnese, Greece.

Applications Open for Tourism Training Programs in 13 Greek Cities

Waged-workers or short-term unemployed seeking to further their education can apply as of Monday, July 16, for state-run post-graduate programs in tourism.

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”.

YES to Shipping Forum Reaches Out to Greece’s Next Generation

Aiming to reach out to the younger generation and offer training opportunities, the “YES To Shipping Forum 2018” was recently held within the Ρosidonia Exhibition in Athens.

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.

Greece Investment Options Top NY Roadshow Agenda

Greece's investment opportunities are at the center of attention in New York this week during the Greek Investment Roadshow running through to June 22.

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.

Posidonia Shipping Event Sets Sail for 2020

With over 2,011 exhibiting companies and some 22,000 visitors from 92 countries, the biennial Posidonia shipping trade show aims to set new records in 2020.

Greece Eyeing Tax Incentive Plan for Investors in Shipping

The Greek government is looking into a taxation plan that aims to attract foreign shipping interests seeking to invest, according to the head of Greece’s shipowners union, Theodoros Veniamis.

Greek Shipping a National Asset Says Union Head

Shipping should be recognized as a “national asset” with significant economic benefits for the country, according to Union of Greek Shipowners President Theodore Veniamis.

Greece has Tourism Education Upgrade on the Agenda

The Tourism Ministry aims to update Greece's tourism education in view of the sector’s leading role as a pillar of the Greek economy.

‘EquiFund’ Set to Stimulate Greek Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Contributing to the speedy recovery of the Greek economy, the EquiFund initiative aims through funding to spur innovation and pave the way for new investments.