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New Stations for Athens Metro Line 3 Ready by Summer 2022

Three new stations of the Athens metro line 3 will open to commuters by the summer of 2022, according to Greek Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis.

Greek Ministry Releases Funds for Corinth Canal Repairs

The Greek Development & Investments Ministry announced that it would be releasing 9 million euros for studies and upgrade works on the Corinth Canal.

Greece Launches Updated Road Safety Action Plan

Greece has unveiled a €450m road safety plan that focuses on safer roads, responsible drivers, traffic education, and fair rules that apply to all.

Commission Approves Works on Central Greece E65 Highway 

The European Commission gave Greece the go-ahead to proceed with the construction of a road network linking Trikala town with the main Egnatia Motorway.

Attica Boosts Bus Services to Deal with Overcrowding

Greek authorities will boost frequency of bus and metro services in Attica, in efforts to address overcrowding and limit the spread of Covid once lockdown is lifted.

Greece to Carry Out €470m Road Safety Project with EIB Support

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to support half of a 470-million-euro nationwide programme to reduce the risk of traffic accidents across Greece.

More Buses Soon on Athens Streets to Ease Crowding

In efforts to ease overcrowding on public transport due to Covid-19, the transport ministry said it would be releasing 100 new KTEL intercity buses into circulation in Athens, earlier than initially announced.

Major Projects to Boost Thessaloniki’s Reputation in Southeastern Europe

Major infrastructure works are underway in Thessaloniki, which are expected to contribute to the development of the city as a trade hub and a significant tourism destination.

Greece Announces Urban Transport Network Upgrade

More buses, increased frequency, and additional staff are the Greek transport ministry’s top priorities as part of an overhaul in mass transport.

Greece Decides More Bus, Train Routes to Avoid Overcrowding

Greece is increasing the service frequency of buses and trains in order to avoid overcrowding and the spread of Covid-19.

Flights at Athens Airport Gradually Pick Up as Domestic Travel Returns

Flights at Athens Airport are gradually increasing, according to Greek Infrastructure and Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis.

Seaplane Network Law Gets Greek Parliament Approval

Greek lawmakers have approved a draft proposal covering the establishment, operation and management of waterway projects in Greece.

Greece Receives €180m Loan for Kastelli Airport Project

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide a 180-million-euro loan to Greece for the construction of the Kastelli airport on Crete.

PM Chairs Meeting On Tourism

The results of the 2009 tourism season were higher than expected, Tourism Minister Kostas Markopoulos said after having attended a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis with representatives of the tourism sector on 1 September.

Tourism Chamber Proposal Causes Negative Reactions

In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis, the President of the Union of Hellenic Chambers of Commerce, Georgios Kassimatis, expressed his full opposition to the legislation that foresees the conversion of the hotel chamber into a tourism chamber.

New Strategy and Changes in Greek Tourism Sector

After the change of the tourism minister in January, the president of the Greek National Tourism Organization, Athanasios Oikonomou, resigned from his post and was replaced by Yiannis Kofinis.

Cabinet Reshuffle Changes Tourism Minister

Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis recently proceeded with a government reshuffle whereas the up until now tourism minister, Aris Spiliotopoulos (now education minister), was replaced by New Democracy Member of Parliament for Evia, Kostas Markopoulos.

Prime Minister Announces Tourism Measures

Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis in late December announced 14 measures to support the Greek tourism industry.

Government Not Taking Tourism Seriously

Because government fails to enact in unison the tourism sector fails to perform at an acceptable level, says the Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises.

SETE Calls for Ministry Coordination

Newly elected chairman of the board of directors of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Nikos Aggelopoulos (Aldemar Hotels & Spa), recently called for better coordination of tourism-related ministries and unification for the sake of sustainable tourism...
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