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New Greece Incentives Law Aims to Draw in Investment

Deductions and Exemptions, leasing and interest subsidies, and a 12-year fixed tax framework are part of a new incentives law tabled recently and set for vote by the end of the month, Economy, Development and Tourism Minister George Stathakis and Secretary General for Strategic...

European Commission Launches Public Consultation on the Role of Online Platforms

The European Commission recently launched a public debate with a consultation on platforms, online intermediaries, data, cloud computing and the collaborative economy.

Greek Tourism Ministry Launches Public Consultation On Draft Bill

The Greek Tourism Ministry has launched a public consultation on a draft bill that aims to overcome barriers that have been hindering the industry's development for years.
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Schengen Visa Procedures To Improve Via Open Consultation

The European Commission is currently reviewing the procedures for issuing short-stay Schengen visas and recently launched a broad public consultation on the Schengen visa application process.
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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...
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Bill For Development Of Medical Tourism in Greece Almost Ready

A bill for the development of medical tourism in Greece is currently being prepared by the Greek Ministries of Health and Tourism and will soon be released for public consultation, Health Minister Andreas Lykourentzos informed the Greek Parliament recently.
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SETE And Hotel Chamber On Draft Tourism Bill

Greek tourism professionals took part in the public consultation on a draft tourism bill drawn up by the Greek Tourism Ministry and submitted a series of comments on the proposed regulations for Greek tourism.
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SETE Responds To Greek Draft Tourism Bill

“The draft tourism bill is moving in the right direction... However, significant improvements are required,” the president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, said yesterday, 31 January, in an official letter to Tourism Minister Olga...
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Greek Draft Tourism Bill Views To Strengthen Entrepreneurship

A draft tourism bill was published for comment yesterday, 15 January, by the Tourism Ministry with a view to strengthen investments and entrepreneurship in tourism, restructure tourism services and establish the necessary provisions for the reorganization of the Greek National...
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Greek Hotels In Favor Of Shops Opening On Sundays

Greek hoteliers in Athens and Thessaloniki are in favor of the government's intention to allow the optional opening of Greek retail shops on Sundays as it would benefit city break tourists on holiday in the country. Sunday opening is a long-standing taboo in Greece.

Hotel Chamber Lists Proposals For Athens Revamp

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels recently made a list of proposals aimed for the regeneration of the historic center of Athens after Government Vice President Theodoros Pagalos submitted the relevant topic on Greek Open Government Initiative opengov for public consultation.

Hotel Chamber Objects To New Development Law

The draft bill on the new development law steers away from present tourism policy and from the established positions of the tourism industry, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels said last month.