Ryanair invests in Greece- Opens new bases

By |2021-04-15T16:03:29+03:00March 24th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Ryanair announced further expansion in Greece with three new summer bases in Corfu (two aircraft), Chania (one aircraft) & Rhodes (one aircraft), offering 107 routes in total, including 46 new routes to help boost air traffic and the tourism industry as vaccination programmes continue and Europe re-opens in time for the Summer holiday season. Ryanair’s [...]

Greece lifts ban of flights from Turkey, Albania and North Macedonia

By |2021-04-15T16:04:11+03:00March 24th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Starting Monday, April 5, Greece resumes flights to and from its three neighboring countries: Turkey, Albania and North Macedonia. As the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority announced, flights from Albania and North Macedonia will be allowed to land in any Greek airport (not just at “Eleftherios Venizelos” Athens International Airport as it is currently the case). [...]

Waiting for the March 25/26 Summit

By |2021-03-22T12:23:20+03:00March 22nd, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Waiting for the March 25/26 Summit by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The March 25/26 European Council has been ever since the December 10-11 Summit a matter of high expectations on part Greek public opinion as well as - in a more focused way - on part of the Greek political class. The reason for such centrality [...]

MED 5: Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus and Malta decide on common migration position

By |2021-03-21T13:29:52+03:00March 21st, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The Ministers of Internal Affairs and Migration of the five EU Mediterranean countries met in Athens for the first MED 5 Conference. Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus and Malta agreed to common positions and proposals regarding the European Migration and Asylum Pact, currently under negotiation. They all agreed that the proposed legal arrangements do not ensure [...]

Turkey protests Greece, Cyprus and Israel’s plans for the EuroAsia Interconnector

By |2021-03-16T00:39:28+03:00March 16th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Turkey has protested a recent agreement reached between Israel, Greece and Cyprus advancing plans to build a 2,000-megawatt undersea electricity cable (the so-called EuroAsia Interconnector) connecting the three, the Anadolu Agency reported Monday. Turkey formally protested against the agreement, arguing that the route of the planned cable, expected to be funded by the EU, transgressed [...]

Athens- London (latest) row over the Parthenon marbles- The Greek Ministry of Culture responds to Boris Johnson

By |2021-03-14T18:34:47+03:00March 14th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

It was the fist interview of the British Prime Minister with a European newspaper since he took office about two year ago. Boris Johnson talked exclusively to the Greek newspaper Ta Nea. He was asked about his counterpart’s, Kyriakos Mitsotakis’, offer to return the Parthenon marbles in Athens in exchange for lending other Greek artefacts [...]

The retail market in Greece in the aftermath of COVID-19: Winners and losers

By |2021-03-11T13:03:23+03:00March 10th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

by Dika Agapitidou, Director, JLL – Athens Economics ltd* It is common to see savings surge and consumption decline in times of acute uncertainty; therefore, it comes as no surprise that the pandemic outbreak, swiftly followed by restrictions on circulation and market activity, undermined the performance of both retail and food & beverage. In turn, [...]

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