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Cruise ship arrivals to Greece down in 2017, says sector group

Greece is enjoying what’s being billed as the best tourism season ever, nevertheless the cruise ship sector is apparently not keeping up and, in fact, is purportedly showing a noteworthy decrease from 2016. According to initial reports, cruise ship arrivals are down by 24 percent from the same period last …

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Greece’ economy ministry to launch funding programs for SMEs in Tourism

In the upcoming period, the Greek economy ministry will launch ten EU funding programs totalling 600 million euros for the support of new business ventures or the upgrade of existing enterprises. The funding – within the “Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation” (EPAnEK) Operational Program – are mainly aimed at small and medium-sized (SMEs) …

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CoachActivism 2017 offers pro-bono sessions to volunteers working with refugees

Are you currently a volunteer working with refugees in Greece or Portugal? Do you want to know how to prevent burn-out, develop professional skills and  process with work efficiency? For the second year volunteers and front line workers working with refugees have the opportunity to receive pro-bono support from professional …

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IMD Competitiveness report 2017: Greece ranks 57th among 63 countries

How can Greece be competitive when the taxation system changes once a year, liquidity is a rarity, capital controls tie the hands of entrepreneurs and investors and the tedious negotiations with international creditors undermines the atmosphere in the Greek economy? The answer is simple: it can’t. In the Swiss-based International …

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Fast Forward Festival 4 – Visual Arts, Theater, Dance 2-14 MAY 2017

A contemporary festival, reclaiming public and private spaces in Athens and Piraeus, taking place within a fortnight. The 4th Fast Forward Festival explores the notion of home, of forced displacement and global strategies of precarization through socially engaged artistic practices. Can art imagine an alternative to our dominant models for …

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Arrears to Greece’s state expected to exceed €100bn in 2017

An increase of arrears to the state continues unabated despite accelerated rates of confiscations and seizures of debtors’ bank accounts, incomes and other assets in 2016 by the independent authority for public revenues. Another 890 million euros were added to the total in November 2016, with the latter now reaching …

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Volos: First swim of 2017 for men, women and children

Men, women and children defied the winter temperatures and took a dive into the cold sea of Pagasitikos Gulf in central Greece. The event took place on Sunday, 1st January. The swimmers were lucky that the sun was shining after days of snow weather and frost. In the company of …

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EU Commission Forecasts Extend Greece Recession to 2017

The European Commission sees Greece’s economy returning to recession in 2015 and the following year, with growth only materialising in 2017, and urged the Greek government to comply fully with the terms of the third lending agreement in order to restore economic confidence. According to finance news MNI.com, in its …

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