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Athens Adopts Italian Model of Attracting Super-Rich to Tax Registry

The Greek government has decided to copy, and attempt to implement, Italy's model of encouraging ultra-wealthy individuals and large companies to move their tax residency to Greece, according to media reports on Monday. The final formula for the new tax...

Greek Government To Stop Documenting Students' Citizenship and Religion

The Greek Ministry of Education announced on Tuesday that from now on, all diplomas issued by the country's secondary schools will include neither the citizenship nor the religious affiliation of the students. This comes as a result of a recent...

Capital Controls to Be Lifted by the End of September, 2019

The Bank of Greece and the Greek government are ready to completely lift capital controls in Greece, media reports suggested on Thursday. The restrictions to capital imposed in June of 2015 will be lifted by the end of September of 2019,...

Greek Shipowners Agree to Pay €75 Million Annually to Greek State

The Greek Prime Minister’s office issued a statement on Wednesday in which it announced that the Greek Shipowners Association has reached a new agreement with the Greek government. According to this agreement, the shipowners will have to pay annually at...

Greek Government Plans To Restrict Airbnb-Style Platforms

The Greek authorities are planning to implement a number of restrictions on both landlords and companies which rent out their properties via Airbnb-style platforms, according to Greek media reports. The huge increase in the number of properties that have disappeared...

Human Rights Commission Accuses Greece of Illegally Returning Migrants

The National Human Rights Commission of Greece (NHRC), an independent advisory body to the Greek State on matters pertaining to human rights protection, raised serious concerns on Tuesday about the return of refugees to their home countries. Over what it...

Greek Banks Ready To Agree on New Home Protection Plan

The Hellenic Bank Association is ready to agree with the Greek government on a new plan which aims to protect the primary homes of property owners. Just as importantly, the new  plan will not create any unwanted financial side-effects,...

EU Gives Green Light for Tsipras' Welfare Benefit Handouts

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' recent statements announcing the distribution of one-off welfare benefits totaling 1.4 billion euros are not in contradiction with what has been agreed on, the European Commission said on Tuesday. Asked to comment on the prime minister's...