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Refugee Crisis: Commission Aims for Schengen’s Normal Functioning in 2016

"In 2016 we need to return to Schengen's normal functioning", European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said following the weekly meeting of the College of Commissioners which focused on the refugee crisis. The commissioners decided that the Schengen's normal...

Give the Greeks a Nobel Prize for Humanity, Vote Now

For the hands-on demonstration of compassion in the ongoing refugee crisis, activist group Avaaz invites you to vote so that the Greek islanders and volunteers be nominated for this year's Nobel Prize in Peace.

Half of 1m Refugees Cross into Europe via Lesvos in 2015

More than one million refugees have made their way to Europe this year, with the Greek island of Lesvos, opposite Turkey, bearing the brunt of the massive influx, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

Greece’s Yannis Behrakis is ‘Guardian Photographer of the Year 2015’

This year The Guardian picture desk has chosen photographer Yannis Behrakis of Reuters as its agency photographer of the year for documenting astonishing moments in two of the biggest stories of 2015 - the refugee crisis and the financial implosion in his home country Greece.

Summit Leaders Vow to ‘Regain Control’ of EU Borders, but No Deal Yet

EU leaders failed on Thursday, to agree to the Commission’s proposals for a new border and coastguard patrol, instead pledging to work towards ensuring more efficient registration and security checks of refugees.

SETE Moderately Optimistic on 2016 Greece Tourism Outlook

The president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, is moderately optimistic about the 2016 tourism season in Greece.

Refugee Crisis Management to Put Greece in Eye of EU Storm

Greece is expected to come under significant pressure over its response to the refugee crisis during the upcoming EU leaders’ summit on Thursday.

Germany’s Fraport Expects Airport Deal with Greece to be Completed in Q4 2016

Greece's airport deal with Frankfurt-based Fraport is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the transport company's CEO, Dr. Stefan Schulte.

Greece Hoteliers Table their Troubles at Philoxenia

The heads of the country’s hotelier associations met in Thessaloniki, last week, to discuss crucial issues affecting the sector including the need to restore the VAT rates to competitive levels, reduce taxation, boost domestic tourism and deal with the refugee crisis.

WTM 2015: Halkidiki Gets Ready for ‘Year of Aristotle’

The Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO) this year promoted the region's "other face" to the UK market at the recent World Travel Market trade show in London.

WTM 2015: Rhodes – Where Cosmopolitan & Genuine Go Hand-in-hand

With 335 days of sunshine, Rhodes is definitely the place to be if you want to prolong your Greek holidays… “and that’s a statistic”, Rhodes Mayor Fotis Chatzidiakos says with a smile while speaking to the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) during the recent World Travel Market (WTM) in...

WTM 2015: ‘The Refugee Crisis is Greece’s No. 1 Priority’, says ABTA Chairman

Early bookings from the United Kingdom to Greece for 2016 may be showing an increase but the head of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) warns that Greece must solve a very serious matter very quickly: the refugee crisis.

Germany Bears ‘Gifts’ for Turkey in Return for Refugee Crisis Control

Germany is turning to Turkey in efforts to overcome the mounting refugee crisis by offering its support to the country’s EU membership bid and easing visa controls for Turkish travelers.

Kos Hoteliers Call for Help as Revenue Slumps Due to Refugee Crisis

The revenue of hotels on Kos has dropped by seven million euros this year due to the massive influx of refugees and migrants to the island, according to the island's hoteliers association

Bloomberg Says Tourism ‘Lifeboat’ for Greek Economy

With talks between Greece and its international lenders at a deadlock and Germany hinting at a "Grexit", Bloomberg is pointing to tourism as the only way to save a drowning economy and keep Greece above water.