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Lower VAT on Five Greek Islands Extended for Six Months

The five islands in Greece that continue to receive refugee flows will maintain their special VAT status - 30 percent discount on rates - until June 30, 2019.

Aegean Island Mayors Appeal to European Parliament Over VAT

The mayors of the North and South Aegean islands have appealed to the European Parliament over the abolition of a special tax status applicable until now.

Greek Tourism Sector to Shoulder Tax Burden in 2018

Greece’s tourism sector is set to bear the brunt of the country’s economic recovery according to the economy ministry’s latest set of measures set to take effect in 2018.

Greece’s Axed Special Island Tax Status Causes Stir

Greek tourism sector professionals are calling for the government to not abolish reduced VAT rates for a number of Greek islands as of January 1, 2018.

Five Greek Islands to Keep Special Tax Status Until June 30, 2018

The five Aegean islands that have received the main burden of refugee flows in Greece, will maintain their special tax status for another six months.

Greek Mayors Request Meeting with PM Tsipras to Discuss Refugee Issue

The mayors of five Greek islands that are under pressure due to refugee flows have requested to meet with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras next week in Athens.

Kountoura: Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos Bookings Decline

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently confirmed that 2016 bookings are down at the Greek islands that are under pressure due to refugee flows.