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Thessaloniki Metro Launch May be Pushed Back

The launch of the Thessaloniki metro set for 2020 will most likely be pushed back after the construction company said it was “technically impossible” to meet the deadline.

Thessaloniki Metro Works Unearth Thousands of Ancient Treasures

More than 300,000 ancient finds have come to light following works on the Thessaloniki metro including a headless statue of Aphrodite and mosaics.

Safeguarding Antiquities Priority as Thessaloniki Metro Works Proceed

A working group made up of state and Attiko Metro officials will monitor works on the Thessaloniki metro, aiming to safeguard Byzantine era findings.
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Greek And German Travel Agents Launch Cooperation For Greek Tourism

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) and the German Travel Association (DRV) will hold a meeting in Athens today, Tuesday, 26 March, to discuss issues concerning the development of incoming tourism from the German market to Greece.
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Ministry Launches Call For Proposals For Greek SMEs Funding Program

The Ministry of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks yesterday, 14 January, launched a call for proposals in regards to an NSRF-funded program to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in manufacturing, tourism and trade-services in Greek...
Tourism SMEs Included In New NSRF-Funded Program
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Tourism SMEs Included In NSRF-Funded Program For Greek Regions

The Ministry of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks will announce details on a regional program to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in manufacturing, tourism and trade-services on Monday, 14 January.
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OECD To Help Cut Greek Red Tape

Tourism is one of the key sectors of the economy the Greek Government will focus on in its effort to lift bureaucratic and competition obstacles that currently hinder development.

SETE Awaits Progress Of Ministers On Tourism Issues

Recent data showed that incoming tourism to Greece increased last year (10 percent increase in arrivals and revenue) but nothing guarantees that the same will happen in 2012, the general director of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), George Drakopoulos, said at...