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Greek PM Mitsotakis to Meet Trump on US Visit

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump next week during his visit to the United States.

Greece Racing to Speed Up Procedures for Hellinikon Investment to Begin

The Greek government is aiming for the long-delayed Hellinikon project, an investment of 8 billion euros, to begin this year.

Kountoura Highlights Investment Opportunities in Greece at 3rd EU-Arab Summit

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura highlighted Greece's investment opportunities in tourism, during the 3rd EU-Arab World Summit in Athens.

PM Tsipras Shares Vision for Greece at Thessaloniki Fair

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras shared the government's vision for Greece, during the opening ceremony of the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF).

Power Grid Operator Launches Tender for Phase 3 of Cyclades Energy Link

The Independent Power Transmission Operator announced a call for tenders for the third phase of an energy link project set to provide power to the Cyclades.

Greek PM Launches Island – Mainland Power Grid Link

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras inaugurated the first phase of a 245-million-euro underwater power cable link project, initially connecting five Cycladic islands to the mainland.

United Front Against Migrant Crisis or Face Consequences, Greek PM Warns UNGA

The refugee crisis is a problem that affects every nation and as such should be dealt with in a coordinated and united matter, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told the 71st United Nations General Assembly on Monday.

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...

Greece Frowns Upon British Museum’s Loan of Parthenon Marbles Sculpture to Russia

The decision of the British Museum to send a Parthenon sculpture on a loan to the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg to celebrate its 250th anniversary, has sparked an angry reaction in Greece.

PM Antonis Samaras To Address Greek Tourism Industry At SETE Conference

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will be the keynote speaker at the closing dinner of the 13th Tourism & Development Conference of SETE on "The Strategic Advantages of Greece: Investments & Development."

Dig Unveils Important Discovery At Ancient Amphipolis, Northern Greece

"We are in front of an extremely important find," Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said during his visit to Ancient Amphipolis in Serres, Central Macedonia, northern Greece, where archaeologists are digging what appears to be the entrance of an important tomb.

Greek PM Reshuffles Cabinet, Tourism Ministry Unaffected

Olga Kefalogianni remained at her post as Greece's Tourism Minister following the cabinet reshuffle of Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Monday 9 June 2014.

Posidonia 2014 Welcomes Shipping World To Greece

The Posidonia 2014 shipping exhibition, which will take place 2-6 June at the Athens Metropolitan Expo, is expected to be the biggest in the event’s long history, organizers said at a press conference held on 29 May.

PM Samaras Applauds Greek Tourism

Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras referred to Greek tourism as the first "steam engine" that was "put into gear" and began to pull the whole economy out of a painful recession.

TUI Travel Announces Growth Plans In Greece

“Greece has seen an impressive recovery in 2013 and in 2014 we will increase the number of our customers enjoying a holiday in this destination to some 2 million - an increase of nearly 10 percent over this year," the head of TUI Travel PLC, Peter Long, said following a meeting...
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Greeks Gain Insight On Israeli Travel Market During PM’s Visit To Israel

Greece’s tourism leadership and associations should launch a closer cooperation with their Israeli counterparts to discover the exact needs of Israeli travelers, the managing director of the Israel Tourist & Travel Agents Association, Yossi Fatael, recently informed Greek...
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Greek PM: Greek Economy Will Recover In 2014

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on 7 September that Greece's economy will recover in 2014 as the government will present a primary budget surplus and no additional measures will be needed.
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UPDATE: Greek PM Announces VAT Reduction In Food Service Sector

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras announced on Wednesday 17 July that the VAT imposed on restaurants, hotel restaurants, cafeterias and bars will be reduced from 23 percent to 13 percent as of 1 August 2013.
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Greece Reshuffles Government, Tourism Ministry Unaffected

Olga Kefalogianni was among the few untouched ministers and remained at her post as Tourism Minister on Monday, 24 June, following the cabinet reshuffle of Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.
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Greek PM Sees Economic Recovery Through Tourism

“We want to make Greece one of the 10 best tourism destinations in the world,” Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on 29 May during the 21st annual general assembly of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) in Athens.
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