Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Winemakers to get back consumption tax paid for this year

Wine producers will finally get back the tax the previous government had imposed on them until December 2018, but which is still being collected this year.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told producers at Imathia, in central Macedonia, on Friday that the legal clause for that purpose will be included in the tax bill expected to be passed into law in the coming weeks.

Growing chasm

The biggest challenge facing Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is neither SYRIZA nor the smaller opposition parties nor popular protests. It is the migration crisis, because the issue tends to alienate the New Democracy leadership from the party's traditional base of supporters, local administration officials and deputies. 

Mitsotakis to express support for North Macedonia’s EU path in meeting with Zaev

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is expected to express his full support for North Macedonia's EU accession prospects as well as for other countries in the western Balkans, provided they fulfil their obligations, in a meeting on Thursday with the country's counterpart Zoran Zaev in Thessaloniki.

Chinese visitors set to increase amid closer ties

Tourism cooperation between China and Greece is booming as the cradle of Western civilization is becoming an increasingly popular destination for Chinese travelers.
Between 150,000 and 200,000 Chinese tourists visited Greece last year, an increase of over 20 percent from the year before, according to the Beijing Office of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

Traffic disruptions in central Athens for Xi's visit to the Acropolis Museum

Streets around Athens' main Syntagma square, the Hilton hotel and the Acropolis Hill will be closed off to traffic on Tuesday morning, to facilitate Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the Acropolis Museum, authorities said.

Xi, who is on an official two-day visit to Athens, will be accompanied by Greek counterpart Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

Greek PM, Chinese President visit Cosco premises

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Chinese President Xi Jinping seen visiting the premises of Cosco Shipping in Piraeus on Monday. China and Greece agreed on Monday to push ahead with a 600 million euros investment by Cosco into Greece's largest port as part of efforts to boost its role as a hub in rapidly growing trade between Asia and Europe.

Greece, China sign joint statement on strengthening partnership

Greece and China have signed a joint statement on Strengthening the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership it was announced Monday.
The announcement came as Chinese President Xi Jinping paid an official visit to Athens during which he met with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Below is the full statement.

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