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EU’s New Digital Market Act to Protect Hotels from ‘Gatekeepers’

EU lawmakers have adopted the Digital Markets Act, which among other things will aim to protect hotels from large platforms that exercise disproportionate power towards their business users and consumers.

EU Approves Construction of Olympia Odos Patra-Pyrgos Roadway in Greece

The European Commission has approved Greece’s plans to grant public funds to Olympia Odos SA for the construction of the 74.5km Patra - Pyrgos section of the Olympia Odos Motorway.

EU Approves €500m Greek Aid Scheme to Support Companies Hit by Covid-19

The European Commission has approved a 500-million-euro Greek scheme to support the uncovered fixed costs of companies affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19: Commission Approves €800m Greek Scheme to Support Tourism Sector

The European Commission has approved a 800-million-euro Greek scheme to support tourism companies affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Air France to Give Up Some Paris-Orly Slots to Receive €4bn State Aid

Air France has agreed to release up to 18 slots at Paris-Orly airport in order for the EU to approve a €4 billion recapitalization plan by the French government.

Commission Set to Extend EU Roaming Rules 

The European Commission has proposed an improved set of roaming rules for citizens traveling in the EU.

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.

EU Approves €1.25bn German State Aid for TUI

The European Commission has approved German plans to contribute with up to 1.25 billion euros to the recapitalization of TUI AG.

EU Approves Additional €73m Aid for Alitalia

The European Commission has approved a second tranche of Italian aid in favor of Alitalia as compensation for operating losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Alitalia to Receive €199.45m for Damages Suffered Due to Covid-19

The European Commission has approved a 199.45 million euros Italian aid measure to Alitalia to compensate the airline for the damages suffered due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Commission Gives Green Light for KLM’s €3.4bn Bailout

The European Commission has approved a 3.4 billion euros Dutch aid measure to KLM to provide urgent liquidity to the company in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak.

EU Borders Can Reopen for Summer 2020 in Three Steps

The European Commission has proposed for EU member states to take a gradual approach to lifting Covid-19 travel restrictions, comprised of three phases.

European Commission Approves €7bn French Aid to Air France

The European Commission has approved a 7-billion-euro French aid measure to Air France for the company to obtain urgent liquidity in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19: Commission Approves €2bn Greek Guarantee Measure to Support Companies

The European Commission has approved a €2 billion Greek guarantee measure to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

7th Athens Democracy Forum Brings Int’l Business Leaders, Policy Makers to Greece

The Greek capital in October is preparing to host the 7th Athens Democracy Forum with the participation of international business leaders and policy makers.

Amadeus, Sabre Distribution Practices Under EU Inspection

The European Commission has launched an official investigation into distribution deals carried out by booking system providers Amadeus and Sabre with airlines and travel agents.

EC Slaps Google with €2.42bn Fine for Breaching EU Antitrust Rules

Internet search engine Google has been slapped with a record 2.42 billion euro fine by EU antitrust regulators for abusing its market dominance.

Greece, Italy to Seal Trainose Railway Deal in July

The Prime Ministers of Greece and Italy in early July are expected to sign the agreement for the ownership transfer of Trainose to Ferrovie.

Commission Facilitates State Investment in Ports, Airports with Simpler Rules

The European Commission has simplified rules on state aid in order to facilitate public investments in airports and ports towards job creation and growth.

EU Re-adopts Decision to Fine Air Cargo Carriers Over ‘Price-fixing’

The European Commission has re-adopted a cartel decision against 11 air cargo carriers and imposed a fine of some 776 million euros for operating a "price–fixing cartel".
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