A third of euro zone corporate loans exposed to climate hazards: ECB


FRANKFURT Euro zone banks face potential climate hazards such as floods and droughts on up to a third of their loans to companies, with lenders in Greece, Portugal and Spain among the most exposed, the European Central Bank said on Monday.

'I'm finally here': Greece formally opens to tourists

ATHENS (Reuters) -Greece formally opened to visitors on Saturday, kicking off a summer season it hopes will resurrect its vital tourism industry battered by the coronavirus pandemic.

World, May 15 2021

Greece says overcrowding in migrant camps has eased

ATHENS Greece said on Friday it had reduced overcrowding in its migrant camps with the number of asylum-seekers on its islands falling below 10,000 for the first time since Europe's migration crisis began in 2015.

World, Europe May 14 2021

'Restrained optimism' for Greek tourism recovery - industry body

ATHENS The head of Greece's tourism confederation SETE expressed "restrained optimism" on Friday for a recovery in the industry this year after the hammering from the COVID-19 pandemic, forecasting revenues could reach 40% of 2019 levels.

World, Germany, May 14 2021

Greece woos foreign tourists ahead of reopening

ATHENS Greece kicked off the formal start of its tourist season, announcing a multimillion euro promotional campaign on Thursday aimed at saving its most important economic sector from a second summer lost to the coronavirus.

World, May 13 2021

Greek tourism minister hopeful of joining Britain's 'green list'

ATHENS (Reuters) -Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said on Wednesday he was hopeful Britain would include Greece on its "green list" of quarantine-free holiday destinations when the list is reviewed at the end of this month.

World, May 12 2021

Greece presents contentious labour reform bill

ATHENS Greece's conservative government on Wednesday outlined plans to overhaul "antiquated" labour laws by liberalising working hours, a move criticised by the left-wing opposition and unions who fear the changes will undermine worker rights.

World, May 12 2021

Council of Europe accuses Greece of migrant pushbacks, says they must stop

ATHENS Europe's top human rights watchdog has urged Greece to end pushbacks of asylum-seekers on its borders, a practice that Athens denies carrying out.

World, United Nations, May 12 2021

Hoping to lure back tourists, Greece reopens beaches after lockdown

ATHENS With widely spaced sun loungers and regular disinfections, Greece reopened its organised beaches on Saturday as the popular Mediterranean holiday destination eases COVID-19 curbs in preparation for the return of foreign visitors next week. | Video

World May 08 2021

Greece to reopen museums next week, ahead of tourism

ATHENS Museums in Greece will reopen to visitors next week, a day before the official start of the tourism season on May 15, authorities said on Friday.

World, May 07 2021