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Covid-19 Vaccinations Begin in Greece

Greece's first vaccinations against the coronavirus were performed on December 27, in accordance with the country's vaccination operation “Eleftheria”.

Greece Votes ‘No’ in Bailout Referendum, PM Tsipras Announces Next Move

Over 61 percent of Greeks voted “no” to creditors’ austerity terms in Greece's referendum on Sunday. "Our immediate priority is to restore the banking stability to normality", Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a public statement on Sunday night.

Greek Islanders Call for Public Vote on Tourism Tax Hikes

Tourism sector professionals on the Greek islands are calling for a public vote as the talk of a VAT (value-added-tax) hike on tourism picks up pressure and the negotiation process with Greece’s international lenders lingers on.

Varoufakis: Tourism VAT Rate Will Remain Unchanged This Season

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis on Wednesday assured Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura that there will be no change in the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for tourism related activities this season.

Minister Varoufakis Pledges Not to Raise VAT on Greek Islands This Tourism Season

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis gave assurance on Thursday that there will be no increase of the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for the Greek islands amid this year's tourism season.

Greek Passenger Shipping Professionals Request Exemption from Potential VAT Rate Increase

Passenger ferry services should be designated as "emergency services" and therefore charged with a reduced Value Added Tax rate, the Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies (SEEN) said in a letter to Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.

Greece Hotel VAT Hike Could Put a Damper on 2015 Tourism Expectations

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has outlined the importance of maintaining the current value added tax (VAT) rate on the Greek hotel industry, in a letter sent today to Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.

SETE Lauds FinMin’s Pledge for No VAT Hikes in Tourism

SETE president Andreas Andreadis expressed his satisfaction with Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis' latest attitude during talks between Greece and eurozone finance ministers on Monday, against the increase of VAT rates that apply on the Greek islands.

Piraeus Port Privatization to Progress

Plans to move ahead with the privatization of Piraeus port are expected to top the agenda in Brussels today, when Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis meets his eurozone counterparts.

New Greek Cabinet to be Announced Today, Tourism Ministry to Merge

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, sworn in on Monday evening, is set to announce his new cabinet later today, which according to sources will be much smaller after the merging of several ministries into four “super” government bureaus.