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Ioannis Sarmas Caretaker PM as Greece Prepares for Elections Round 2

Greece names Ioannis Sarmas as caretaker prime minister ahead of June 25 repeat polls.

New Democracy Wins Big in Greek Elections

The ruling conservative New Democracy party on Sunday secured a commanding win over left-wing Syriza, but not an outright majority to form a government.

Thessaloniki Metro Almost Ready, Greek PM on First Test Run

Thessaloniki’s metro, to serve almost 250,000 commuters a day once completed, is almost ready.

Tourism Infrastructure Works in the Pipeline for North Aegean Region

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis pledges hundreds of infrastructure works, including port and airport upgrades, for North Aegean Region.

Greek PM Presents Tourism Goals: 12-month Season, Annual Revenue of €30bn

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis unveiled goals for tourism should New Democracy secure a second term in the upcoming elections.

Greek PM Pledges 260 Upgrade Projects for Ionian Islands

A total of 260 projects, many related to tourism, have been planned for the Ionian islands.

Campaign Period Officially Begins in Greece Ahead of May 21 Polls

Pre-election period officially begins in Greece in the run-up to May 21 national polls.

Greece Enters Pre-election Period on April 22

Greece announced that it will be entering pre-election period ahead of May 21 national polls.

Greek PM Sees Tourism Performance Going Strong in 2023

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he expected tourism this year to maintain its upward trend.

Greek Tourism Bodies Calling for Lower VAT Tax Rate

Greece’s tourism bodies have called for a unified 11% VAT charge across all services related to tourism and transport.

PM: Increasing Tourist Spending in Greece a Top Priority for 2023

Increasing traveler spending in Greece is a main government priority for 2023, according to Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Major Infrastructure Projects Slated for Central Greece

Major upgrade and infrastructure projects budgeted at 4.2 billion euros are in the pipeline in the Central Greece Region.

Mitsis Hotel Group Plans to Revive the Kamena Vourla Thermal Springs

Mitsis Hotels is moving ahead with an ambitious plan to redevelop the thermal springs in the coastal town of Kamena Vourla.

PM: Greece to Hold General Elections on May 21

Greeks will be going to the polls on May 21 after the country’s prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, called elections on Tuesday.

Greece Pledges to Restore Confidence in Train Services as Investigations Continue

The Greek government said actions were being taken to ‘clean up’ the railway system so that it could ‘likely’ resume services by the end of the month in ‘absolute safety’.

EU Railway Experts to Visit Athens and Offer Safety Knowhow

Experts from the European Council and the European Union Agency for Railways will be offering Greece knowhow to make its railway safe.

Commission: Greece Referred to EU Court for Failure to Meet Single European Railway Area Directive Requirement

The European Commission clarified that Greece had been referred to the European Court of Justice in February for failure to meet its obligations under the Single European Railway Area Directive.

Greece Names New Transport Minister After Deadly Train Collision

Giorgos Gerapetritis steps in as Greece’s new transport minister following the tragic Tempi train collision.

Greece Declares Three Days of National Mourning After Train Crash

Greece has declared 3 days of national mourning after a train crash in Tempi left at least 36 passengers dead and dozens injured.

Greece Train Crash: Hoteliers Open their Doors to Victims’ Families, Survivors

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels announced free accommodation for the families of victims and survivors of the train crash in Tempi.