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Beat Taxi Service Joins Forces with Athens Hotels

Popular ride-hailing firm Beat has entered the hospitality market with the launch of a pilot program for hotels in Athens.

Greek Taxi Drivers React Again Over Liberalization Law

Greek taxi drivers are reacting to a Transport Ministry decision to amend an omnibus bill that paves the way for the further liberalization of the profession.

EU Court Deals Ride-sharing Firm Uber Another Blow

The EU’s top court has ruled that France can press criminal charges against Uber's local managers for running an illegal taxi service.

Greek Bill Lays Out Harsher Rules for Taxi Services Providers

A draft bill regulating taxi services providers such as Uber and Beat was tabled in parliament last week laying out a stricter framework of operations.

Greek Taxi Drivers Up in Arms Over Uber

Greek taxi drivers took to the streets this week demonstrating against Uber cab service, which they claim is depriving them of their living.

Europe’s High Court Rules Uber a Taxi Firm

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that Uber is a transportation firm and not a digital service, and as such must now comply with EU transportation regulations.

Public Transport Remains Free in Athens Until Friday

Transport across Athens’ transit network will remain free until July 10, Alternate Minister for Transport Christos Spirtzis announced on Monday.

ACB Requests GNTO Support

“Athens has managed to be included among the top 20 conference destinations of the world but, from this point on, the Greek capital needs substantial assistance and significant support from the central government,” Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis told GTP last month.

Public Transport Made Easier For Tourists

The Transport and Communications Ministry recently circulated a 16-page guide/booklet titled "Getting around Athens-What I need to know" that includes the rights and obligations of passengers who move around the capital via public transit.

New Transportation Business Plan Announced

Government last month announced the approval of a new "Railway-Airport-Public Transport" business plan worth almost 3 billion euros. The lion's share of the funds, some 2 billion euros, goes to modernizing Greece's rail network, particularly the Athens-Thessaloniki and...

A note by the publisher

No one can blame business people for doing their best to get better prices for the services they must pay in order to get a job done. But there should be a limit to how far they will go to achieve such aims. A question in point is the new international Eleftherios Venizelos...