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Greek tourism gets vote of confidence this year too

Government spokesperson Giannis Oikonomou on Wednesday referred to the good prospects for this year’s tourist season. On a post on Twitter, he wrote: “The first direct flight from USA arrived yesterday, earlier than any other year, at Athens International Airport, while the plan is for nine direct flights from USA to …

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EU Commission urged to investigate liners over ‘unfair’ and ‘discriminatory’ practices

The European Association for Forwarding, Transport, Logistics and Customs Services (CLECAT) has sent a letter to the European Union, urging for an inquiry into the container shipping sector, alleging unfair and discriminatory practice. “The profiteering of ocean shipping carriers resulting from their capacity management strategy allowed them to acquire the …

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No additional support measures for any economy sector in budget 2022, says Greek FinMin

The state budget, to be submitted to Parliament on Friday, does not include additional support measures for any sector of the economy, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said on Wednesday. Staikouras’ statements come a day after the food service sector  held a successful 24-hour strike across the country on Tuesday. Speaking …

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Greek enterprises lost €4.2 billion in turnover due to pandemic

Greek enterprises with an obligation to double-entry bookkeeping suffered losses in turnover of around 4.2 billion euros, or 17.5 pct, in July 2020 because of the pandemic, in comparison with July 2019, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Thursday. The biggest hit was suffered by enterprises in the hospitality sector (-71.4 …

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Thousands of positions in Greece’s hotel sector remained unfilled in 2019

While unemployment rates in Greece were high and thousands of jobs were available in Greece’s hospitality sector last year, many positions remained unfilled. According to a study presented by the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP) last week, 7,000 positions in Greek hotels remained unfilled. The study, conducted by …

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Greece’s steel & aluminium sector concerned about impact of US tariffs

Greece’s steel and aluminium sector is concerned about the impact of U.S. tariffs imposed by president Donald Trump, that will come into effect towards the end of March. Greek steel companies that have booked orders for the U.S. market are rushing to deliver them to avoid the new tariffs that …

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Arab countries cut ties to Qatar for ‘supporting terrorism’, send oil prices higher

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region. They say Qatar backs militant groups including so-called Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda, which Qatar has denied. The dispute with Qatar, the world’s top seller of liquefied natural …

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