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The conference of the German Travel Association in Greece for the first time

The conference of the German Travel Association in Greece for the first time For the first time this year, Greece will host the annual meeting of the German tourism industry DRV. The meeting will take place from October 28 to 31 in Costa Navarino, Messinia. The conference is jointly organized by EOT and the Association […]

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Merkel praises Turkey over refugees but does not see it joining EU

Merkel praises Turkey over refugees but does not see it joining EU German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday praised Turkey for hosting large numbers of Syrian refugees as part of an agreement with the European Union and said she wanted close relations with Ankara but did not anticipate Turkish membership of the EU. “Turkey is […]

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Merkel says not discouraged by setback in Turkey-Greece talks

Merkel says not discouraged by setback in Turkey-Greece talks German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday the most recent disagreement between Turkey and Greece over Cyprus had made the relationship more difficult and patience was required to settle differences. “This has been a setback but we should not be discouraged,” she told reporters when asked […]

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Alltours promotes Corfu on the German market

Alltours promotes Corfu on the German market A total of 120 travel agents and journalists from German media were invited last weekend by Alltours, one of the leading German tour operators, to Corfu, to discover the beauties of the island. Alltours, which cooperates in Corfu with Danaos Travel, handles over 1.7 million passengers worldwide annually […]

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German decision is a warning for Greek tourism

German decision is a warning for Greek tourism Germany raised the alarm in the local tourism industry on Friday when it announced it has moved Greece, along with the Netherlands to its list of high-risk destinations. At this stage the German decision does not appear to have any serious effects, as it only requires travelers […]

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Eight Germans rescued from sinking sailing boat off Naxos

Eight Germans rescued from sinking sailing boat off Naxos Eight German passengers of a Greek-flagged sailing boat that sank on Wednesday off the southwestern coast of Naxos were rescued by a ferry sailing nearby. The passengers were initially collected by the “Aikaterini P” ferry and were due to be transferred to Naxos main port onboard […]

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UK’s Delta surge a thorn for tourism

UK’s Delta surge a thorn for tourism Seeking to allay European, and in particular German and French fears over the Russian vaccine, Athens has imposed stricter restrictions on arrivals from Russia. However, growing concern over the Delta variant of the coronavirus that is proliferating in the UK has also sparked discussion about possible restrictions on […]

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Hellenic-German Chamber: Digital business mission to Greece of 8 German energy companies

Hellenic-German Chamber: Digital business mission to Greece of 8 German energy companies Renewable energy technologies, their interconnection to the grid as well as the new investment landscape, as it will be formed in the context of the energy transition, will be at the focus of the digital conference entitled: “Energy Solutions Made in Germany – […]

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German Submarine Sale to Turkey Rankles Greece

German Submarine Sale to Turkey Rankles Greece Typhoon-class submarine. Credit: Bellona Foundation/Attribution Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias decried Germany’s decision to sell submarines to Turkey, both publicly and in a meeting with Nils Schmid, the Social Democrat (SPD) parliamentary group’s spokesperson for foreign affairs in the German Bundestag. Dendias declared that the move will change […]

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German bookings for Greek hols higher than 2019

German bookings for Greek hols higher than 2019 Germans are booking holidays again at rates higher than in 2019, before the coronavirus hit, TUI Group, the world’s biggest holiday group, said on Wednesday. “The summer holiday catch-up is in full swing right now and the consumer mood for travel seems to be increasing daily,” Marek […]

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Occupying Germany Removed Greek Antiquities, US Archives Reveal

Occupying Germany Removed Greek Antiquities, US Archives Reveal German soldiers in Athens, 1941. Credit: Bundesarchiv, CC BY-SA 3.0 de/Wikipedia A 47-page document in the US National Archives recently unearthed by an English historian reveals the damage caused to Greek antiquities during Germany’s occupation of the country in 1941-1944. The document, by the Directorate of Civil Affairs […]

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Greece Remembers the Cold-Blooded Nazi Massacre at Distomo

Greece Remembers the Cold-Blooded Nazi Massacre at Distomo Photo of the German troops in the burning village of Distomo. Original description: “The photo was preserved by Pantelis Karakitsis and was made well known by Spyros Meletzis. It was found in the pocket of a German solder, held prisoner by ELAS. Depicts Germans in Distomo on […]

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Germany Wants to Get Rid of Individual EU Member States’ Right to Veto

Germany Wants to Get Rid of Individual EU Member States’ Right to Veto The German foreign minister, Heiko Maas, is calling for the elimination of individual member states’ ability to veto. Credit: MSC / Barth Germany wants to eliminate the right of individual members of the European Union to veto foreign policy statements. German Foreign […]

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Germany responds to Greek displeasure over Libya summit snub

Germany responds to Greek displeasure over Libya summit snub Both the German Ambassador to Athens Ernst Reichel and Germen Foreign Office Spokesperson Maria Adebahr responded on Friday to the displeasure expressed by Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Thursday over a lack of invitation for Greece to the second Berlin Libya conference on June 23. “The […]

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Crete Remembers the Razing of Kandanos by the Nazis on June 3, 1941

Crete Remembers the Razing of Kandanos by the Nazis on June 3, 1941 A German soldier in front of one of the signs erected after the razing. The text reads: “Kandanos was destroyed in retaliation for the bestial ambush murder of a paratrooper platoon and a half-platoon of military engineers by armed men and women.” […]

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German NGO delivers fire gear to islands

German NGO delivers fire gear to islands German nongovernmental organization Safers (Support Association for Fire and Rescue Services) has donated three fire engines to volunteer firefighters on the Greek islands of Kefalonia, Samos and Evia, all of which suffered from devastating fires in recent years. Besides the vehicles, NGO representatives brought firefighting equipment to be […]

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Mitsotakis issues invitation to German tourists to prefer Greece this summer

Mitsotakis issues invitation to German tourists to prefer Greece this summer Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis issued a warm invitation to German tourists to prefer Greece this year, forecasting that July and August – the annual “high season” – will be reminiscent of a very normal summer. In an interview with a pair of Bild […]

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