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Greek PM Reshuffles His Cabinet, Makes Changes to Key Ministries

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has reshuffled the Greek cabinet and changed the leadership of key ministries.

Upskilling in Tourism can Help Greece Meet post-Covid Demands

Upskilling Greece's tourism workforce to meet new demands is key to restarting tourism activity in 2021, according to Greek Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki.

Greece’s New Deputy Tourism Minister Pledges Action

Greece's new Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki pledged to make every effort so that the government's vision for special forms of tourism is materialized.

Greece Announces Cabinet Reshuffle for ‘More Effectiveness’

Greece announced on Monday, a cabinet reshuffle aimed at making government functioning more effective.

Sofia Zacharaki Steps in as Greece’s New Deputy Tourism Minister

Sofia Zacharaki has been appointed Greece's deputy minister responsible for tourism education and special forms of tourism.

Greek Growth Strategy: Proactive Actions Needed to Bolster Tourism Sector

A number of proactive actions to support Greek tourism are included in a roadmap for Greece's recovery, proposed by a committee chaired by Nobel Prize-winning economist Christopher Pissarides.

Pissarides Recovery Plan for Greece Proposes Uniform Taxation

A single taxation policy for all incomes is at the center of a plan for Greece's economic recovery, proposed by a committee headed by Nobel Prize-winning economist Christopher Pissarides.

Greece Tables 14-point Growth Plan for Consultation

The Greek government has tabled a 14-point interim growth plan for public consultation, with recommendations on the overhaul of the country's pension system.

Reform Roadmap Sets out Greek Tourism Ministry Goals for 2020

The Greek Tourism Ministry has three wide-ranging goals to meet in 2020-2021, according to the government’s national reform strategy titled “Greece Forward”.

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.

Fraport: Airport Upgrade Projects in Greece Proceeding as Scheduled

Transport company Fraport has informed that infrastructure upgrades at the 14 Greek airports it manages will begin this autumn.

Culture Ministry Doublespeak Leaves Afantou Rhodes Investment Up in the Air

The culture ministry and Rhodes authorities are at loggerheads over a decision by the former to initially declare the area of Afantou as an archaeological site despite official plans to create a golf course there and then to release a statement saying the investment can proceed...

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.

Greece May Impose Luxury Tax on “Expensive Holidays”

The Greek Government may impose a new tax on holidaymakers that choose to spend their vacation on very expensive island destinations and reside in luxurious hotels.

Athens Airport Denies Dodging VAT Tax, Releases Information On The Matter

Athens International Airport (AIA) has denied recent media claims and reports about a pending legal dispute it has with the Greek Government concerning its VAT obligations.

Greek Government, Professionals Talk Tourism

The Greek Government and tourism professionals are seeing eye to eye on the importance of tourism for the country's economy, according to the outcome of a meeting that took place at the Maximos Mansion.
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Rumor? Troika Wants Greece To Close 22 Airports

The Greek travel industry was stunned when rumors began to spread that Greece's lenders, the Troika, have brought to the table the demand that sees the shut down of 22 regional airports.
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Hotel Chamber On Greek Food Service VAT Cut

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels congratulated the Greek Government and the Prime Minister on 17 July for the persistence and efficiency shown for the reduction of the VAT rate in the food service sector.
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VAT Cut On Greek Food Service Expected Next Month

The VAT reduction on Greek food catering services (restaurants, hotel restaurants, cafeterias, etc.) is expected to come into force as of 1 August as the Greek Government and the country’s international lenders seem to be reaching an agreement on the issue.
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New Special Zoning Plan For Tourism In The Works

The Greek Government is aiming to abandon the current model of “mass tourism” by adding high standards of quality to the country’s tourism package through the new Special Zoning Plan for Tourism that is currently under preparation by the Ministry of Environment, Energy and...