Hotels in Greece would benefit from a more favourable tax framework in order to create jobs and harness investments, Alpha Bank’s weekly financial bulletin has highlighted.
Well, the first thing to say is: Celebrate what? Until the recent devastating fire in Mati, on the outskirts on Athens, there was talk that the government was planning a grand event to mark Greece’s exit from its third adjustment programme on August 20. If anything, though, August 20 should be a moment for reflection, rather than celebration.
Alexis Tsipras’s government received a much-needed boost ahead of the August 15 national holiday in Greece as Turkey announced the release of the two Greek soldiers it had been holding since March.
The employment balance turned negative in July, with departures outpacing hirings by 8,610 data from the Labour Ministry’s Ergani information system revealed on Wednesday.
The Greek government has blamed freak weather conditions, planning violations going back decades and suspected arson for the wildfires that killed at least 91 people just outside Athens last Monday.
When dozens of people burn to death a few metres from the sea, less than an hour’s drive from the centre of Athens, you have to accept that everything that could go wrong did so.