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Greek Daily News 27/03/2024

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ECONOMY

-Greece marked the second lowest gross domestic product (GDP) per capita among the 27 EU member states in 2023, at 33% below the bloc average, Eurostat said. Expressed in purchasing power standards (PPS) Greece’s GDP per capita stood at 67% of the EU average. Bulgaria was the only EU country that fared worse than Greece.

-For the January-February 2024 period, state budget net revenues stood at 12.648 billion euros, up 14.2% against the target of the corresponding period, which is included in the 2024 budget introductory report.

-Taxpayers now have the possibility to use foreign-issued payment cards in their transactions with the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE), AMNA reported. The new service covers transaction needs of expatriates, residents abroad, tourists.

-Fuel prices in Greece remain high, with gasoline even exceeding two euros per liter in many areas. In the center of Athens, the price of unleaded gasoline was sold for €2.043 euros per liter on Tuesday, Skai TV reported.

TOURISM

-Travel revenue grew by 27.1% in January 2024, while inbound tourism increased by 16.0%, with approximately 737.3 thousand travelers arriving in Greece, preliminary data released by the Bank of Greece (BoG) showed.

-In the next four years more than 60 new hotel projects are expected to be developed in Greece, with 40% of them under international brands, according to a report by Travelworks Public Relations.

GENERAL

The Hydro-biological Station of Rhodes issued a statement on Tuesday about the tropical jellyfish that appeared on the beaches of the South Aegean island.