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100 Cities Participating in EU Mission for Climate-neutral, Smart cities by 2030

Six Greek cities including Athens, are among the 100 EU cities that will participate in the EU Mission for 100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030, according to an announcement by the Commission.

Greece Ready to Receive First Payment from NextGenerationEU, Says Commission

Greece has achieved the first 15 milestones in its recovery and resilience plan and is expected to soon receive 3.6 billion euros in funds from NextGenerationEU.

EU Shuts Airspace to Russian Planes, Steps Up Support for Ukraine

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced that the European Union is shutting down its airspace for Russians.

The Euro Turns 20, Prepares to Meet New Challenges

The euro turned 20 on January 1 and since its introduction has been adopted by 19 EU countries; become the second most important global currency; and been used by more than 340 million people.

Covid Recovery Certificates in Greece to Expire in 3 Months

Greece has shortened the validity period of the Covid-19 recovery certificate from the initial six months to three months.

Covid-19: Global Travel Industry Says ‘Keep Borders Open’

The world’s travel and tourism industry is calling on governments to keep borders open and facilitate travel with vigilance.

Greece Tightens Entry Rules for Arrivals from South Africa Due to New Covid Variant

Greece has introduced restrictions on arrivals from southern Africa due to the appearance of the new Covid variant Omicron.

ECDC Advises Adults to Consider Third Dose of Covid-19 Vaccine

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is advising adults and mainly those over 40 to consider getting a third dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

Covid-19: 70% of EU Adult Population Fully Vaccinated

The EU has reached a crucial milestone with 70 percent of the adult population now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the European Commission announced.

EU Releases €4bn for Greece to Finance Investments, Reforms

The European Commission has released 4 billion euros in pre-financing to Greece as part of the EU’s post-Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF).

EU Digital COVID Certificate for Travel is Now Official

The EU has cleared the way for the establishment of the Digital COVID Certificate which is expected to facilitate travel in Europe from July 1.

EU Aims to Make Schengen ‘Largest Free Travel Area in the World’

The European Commission has tabled a strategy aimed at establishing the Schengen zone into the largest free travel area in the world.

EU COVID Travel Pass on Track to be Ready End of June

European Parliament and Council negotiators reached a deal for an EU Digital COVID Certificate to facilitate travel in Europe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Greek PM: EU Covid-19 Travel Certificate Should Go into Effect ‘as Soon as Possible’

Getting the EU’s Covid-19 certificate off the ground as soon as possible in order to facilitate travel is vital, says Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

EU Aims to Open this Summer to Vaccinated Tourists from US 

The EU is set to re-open this summer to American tourists who have been vaccinated against Covid-19, according to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

EU Makes Progress on Covid-19 Digital Certificate for Travel

EU ambassadors have agreed a mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament on the proposal for the Covid-19 Digital Green Certificate for travel.

EU Vaccination Certificate for Travel May be Ready Before Summer

An EU-wide vaccination certificate that will facilitate travel may launch before the summer, according to European Commission VP Margaritis Schinas.

Vaccination Certificates will Allow Freedom of Movement, Says Greek Tourism Minister

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis says he expects an agreement to be made in the EU on establishing a vaccination certificate to facilitate travel.

Greek PM: Vaccine Certificate Must Launch ‘Quickly’ to Facilitate Travel

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has once again urged for the swift establishment of an EU-wide vaccination certificate to facilitate post-pandemic travel.

EU Closer to Agreeing on Digital Vaccination Passport

The EU member states appear ready to agree on the introduction of a digital Covid-19 vaccination passport as early as this month.