This reform not only fortifies the protection of geographical indications both online and offline but also bestows additional rights upon producers while streamlining the registration process for protected agricultural products.

The new regulation is particularly important for Greece, as Athens recorded a 20% increase in available accommodations compared to 2022, according to data from the international short-term rental analysis company AirDNA. The analysis said the occupancy levels in Athens’s short-term rentals were steady and revenues per available unit witnessed a 15% increase.

The positive trend is reflected by the high demand expectations of Greek hoteliers, according to the study, with the relevant index reaching its highest historical point in the January-February period, a development not observed in the rest of the Mediterranean market.

The MP highlighted the raise of the minimum wage, a policy to be finalized during the next cabinet meeting, and expected to be implemented on April 1 to counter persistent inflation.

Athens’ cinema aficionados will want to keep afternoons free early next month in order to attend the KINO ATHENS International Independent Film Festival, which returns for a second straight year between March 1-10. In a celebration of independent filmmaking, the festival presents a diverse lineup of 80 independent films from around the world, complemented by an array of sideline activities supported by the European Parliament.