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Merchants Need to Plan for Stricter EU Credit Card Measures

The EU's new credit card safety regulations requiring additional verification by users, are set to take effect on September 14.

Commission: Open Call for Funds to Support SMEs for Sustainable Tourism

The European Commission is looking for transnational consortia to provide direct support to SMEs to develop and implement sustainable tourism services and operations.

Commission Urged to Adopt a European Tourism Strategy

Tourism industry professionals, MEPs and regional authorities are urging the European Commission to adopt a comprehensive European tourism strategy.

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...

Syriza’s Policy for Greek Tourism

Prior to the elections of September 20, the leftist Syriza party said that if elected, it would introduce a tourism policy in Greece that will include a fair tax system, the establishment of a Tourism Chamber, support to domestic production and assistance to the sector’s small...

Seeking Support? Check Out the ‘Beginner’s Guide to EU Funding’

Securing EU funding may sound complicated but the new Beginner’s Guide to EU Funding is here to provide information, examples and tips on how to tap into the Union’s 2014-2020 budget.

Greece’s New Growth Model to Tap into Innovation, SMEs, Foreign Investment

The economy ministry is drawing up a new strategic plan to boost development focusing on attracting foreign investment, facilitating the growth of small- and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs) and tapping into innovation while the international community regains its confidence in Greece.

Travel Package Directive: European Council Agrees on “General Approach”, Industry Professionals Express Concern

The Council of the European Union has agreed on a "general approach" for the reform of the Travel Package Directive, amending the European Commission’s earlier proposals. The "general approach" is on the basis of a compromise text prepared by the Italian Presidency.

eNett and Conferma Partner to Provide SMEs with Virtual Cards

eNett International and Conferma have partnered to provide small and medium sized travel management companies access to low cost, integrated payments with eNett Virtual Account Numbers (VANs).

Task Force Report Includes Proposals For Development Of SMEs In Greece’s Tourism Sector

As social partner to the Greek government in policy-making, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) has made a series of proposals for the creation of a national strategy for small and medium-sized tourism enterprises in Greece.

European Commission Task Force Announces Proposals For The Development Of Greek SMEs

"If SMEs do not thrive in Greece then the economy will suffer," Horst Reichenbach, the head of the European Commission's Task Force for Greece, said during a recent presentation in Athens of a Policy Document that formulates proposals and determines specific policy measures in...

TOURISMlink, An EU Initiative, Enters Its Second Phase

A Memorandum of Understanding was recently signed on the continuation of TOURISMlink, a European initiative aimed to create a link between smaller local tourism enterprises to improve their competitiveness in today’s digital marketplace.