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Greek Daily News 06/02/2024

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SHIPPING

Posidonia 2024 is already on track to be the biggest ever in the long history of the world’s most prestigious shipping exhibition. Over 2,000 exhibitors and 40,000 visitors are expected to converge at Athens’ Metropolitan Expo Center on June 3-7 for Posidonia 2024.

INFRASTRUCTURE

TERNA, the lead contractor in the construction of a new international airport in Crete’s Heraklion, reported a 30% completion figure this week. The new airport officially called International Airport of Heraklion, at the Kasteli site, will replace the outdated Nikos Kazantzakis airport, which is the second busiest in Greece.

REAL ESTATE

-Revenue and details of properties in Greece exploited via short-term accommodations platforms such as Airbnb, Booking.com, VBRO and others must be electronically submitted to the country’s tax bureaus by Feb. 28 or otherwise owners and operators face hefty fines and a possibly a higher tax bracket, To Vima reported.

-Millions of Greek property owners are at risk of facing depreciation of their assets in the coming years due to a mandatory transition to almost zero energy consumption buildings until 2050, the president of the Hellenic Property Federation (POMIDA), Stratos Paradias told Ta Nea.