Last quote by Symela Touchtidou
Greece isn't the only country trying to regulate private rental tourist accommodation. In Italy, hotel owners are calling for appropriate taxes so there can be fair competition. In Spain, the authorities have set up a special website where people can report apartments being rented without a licence and without tax being paid.
Aug 09 2016
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Symela Touchtidou is associated, including Greece, Italy, and tax. Most recently, Symela Touchtidou has been quoted saying: “The Athens visit of the US Treasure Secretary is anything but ceremonial. With Turkey in deep political crisis at the eastern border and Italy on the verge of a banking crisis to the west, Greece is expected to be a pillar of political and economic stability in the wider region.” in the article US Treasury Secretary says debt relief important for Greece. An other article where Symela Touchtidou has been quoted is Greek tourism under pressure.
Quotes by Symela Touchtidou
Jul 21 2016
The Athens visit of the US Treasure Secretary is anything but ceremonial. With Turkey in deep political crisis at the eastern border and Italy on the verge of a banking crisis to the west, Greece is expected to be a pillar of political and economic stability in the wider region.
Jul 07 2016
If someone is looking for a job, or wants to start their own business, tourism is one of the very few sectors that give hope of survival in Greece. How well things go this year is not just crucial for the recovery of the economy, but it will also determine how much Greek entrepreneurship can endure, faced with so many challenges.
May 18 2016
For the Greek government, hoping for a calm summer, this is the final test. Completing the evaluation of its efforts, and the disbursement of the next bailout installment are the minimum prerequisites for the Greek economy to return to growth. But there is a contradiction: the new austerity measures, especially the big tax hikes, will deprive the country of the 'oxygen' it needs to grow.
May 12 2015
Any new measures must have the coalition government and parliament's approval, and getting this won't be easy.
Mar 16 2015
So Greece has already repaid the International Monetary Fund more than a billion with reassurances it will fulfill all its international obligations. Still state funds are drying up as the latest data from the Bank of Greece shows and many people are worrying about their next salary or pension payment.
Jan 28 2015
The new Greek finance minister says he will put an end to austerity programmes that add new debt to an already unsustainable one, and that deprive the real economy of resources.
Dec 10 2014
Greece sees its sources of liquidity drying up. It is not known when the deal with the troika will be struck so that the final tranche of the aid package can be disbursed. Plus international markets are turning their back on the country.
Jul 10 2014
The privatisation of the former airport site was neither quick nor simple. It took 30 months from when tenders were invited. Nine companies initially expressed an interest, but only one submitted a binding offer. That company won the project but does not know when it will start work. There are still bureaucratic procedures to be completed.
May 05 2014
It used to be one of Greece's most prosperous regions. Coal gave birth to the Public Power Corporation and thousands of well-paid jobs, until 10 years ago.
Feb 19 2014
Tourism remains the force driving the engine of the Greek economy. It's expected 2014 will be an even better year, with an estimated 18 million tourists visiting the country. Still, analysts say that agreed reforms must be carried out, for the Greek recovery to be sustainable.
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