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Tourists are told where they want to relax after the opening of the borders

Tourists interviewed by the online service, said if they are willing to change plans for the summer, if in the near future will open flights from a number of countries, reports OneTwoTrip.

Among the countries that in the near future may be possible, the media citing sources in the government called, for example, Hungary, Maldives, South Korea and UAE.

Greece believes that it is unacceptable to find a Turkish vessel in the EEZ of Cyprus

Greece finds it unacceptable that the Turkish research vessel Barbaros will carry out seismic exploration of oil and gas resources in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of Cyprus, said the official representative of the government of Greece Stelios Petsas at a briefing on Thursday.

According to him, Ankara has made a positive step towards de-escalation of relations with Greece after the "illegal" warning NAVTEX (Navtex) of 21 July about the conduct of seismic research in the area of kastellorizo.

Analysts reported increased interest in the "Golden passports" Russians

Introduced because of the pandemic coronavirus restrictions on international communication have raised the demand for second citizenship and residency abroad among Russians. These documents have become an alternative exit visas, according to Forbes.

"We see an unprecedented boom of interest of Russians to the programs, allowing to obtain a residence permit abroad," — said the Director of the Department of foreign real estate and private equity Knight Frank Marina Shalaeva.

Tour operators believe that soon Tunisia will open for the Russians

In the Russian Union of travel industry suggest that after Turkey, Britain and Tanzania for Russian travelers, opens Tunisia, according to Tourdom.

Representatives of retail travel companies have expressed their opinion that support for outbound tourism it would be good to open this country. Now for Tunisia Russian tourists remain in the "red" zone, that is, denied the right of entry. However, the situation is changing rapidly. A list of States for which the borders are constantly updated.

The expert assessed the prospects of the construction of the Israeli gas pipeline to EU

The Israeli plans for the construction of the EastMed pipeline will not affect economic cooperation of this country with Russia, the level of which is constantly improving, said RIA Novosti the head of the Russian-Israeli chamber of Commerce Eli gerwitz.

Earlier media reported that the Israeli authorities approved the agreement with Cyprus and Greece to EastMed pipeline, which will start shipping from the Israeli field "Leviathan" and the Cyprus "Aphrodite" in continental Europe. It is planned that it will go of about ten billion cubic meters of gas annually.

Turkey has condemned the reaction of Greece on prayer in the Hagia Sophia

The official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Turkey Hami Aksoy condemned the reaction of the Greek authorities on the first namaz in a mosque of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and the rally in Thessaloniki, which participants burned a Turkish flag.

Earlier, Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a mosque is not a manifestation of strength and proof of the weakness of Turkey. According to him, Turkey violates the peace, "challenging the sovereign rights of Greece and Cyprus and insulting the culture of the XXI century through such actions."

In Cyprus in six months the flow of tourists decreased by 84% due to coronavirus

The number of tourists in June in Cyprus decreased to 98.2% compared to June 2019, and for the first six months the decline in tourist arrivals amounted to 84,3%, the statistical data published by the government office for press and information.

In June 2020, on the island arrived 9 919 tourists compared to 509 662 in June 2019. For the period January-June 2020 came 255 675 tourists, compared to 1 613 023 tourists over the same period in 2019, the report said.

The US Ambassador in Athens spoke about the areas in the Eastern Mediterranean

U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt spoke about Maritime territory in the Eastern Mediterranean, which Greece considers its exclusive economic zone, where Turkey intends to carry out seismic surveys of oil fields.

The hydrographic service of Antalya on Tuesday released the international Navtex warning about the seismic research to the South and East of the island of kastellorizo from 21 July to 2 August. Greece claims that the area is in its exclusive economic zone. The Hellenic armed forces have been alerted across the country. Turkey has called the claims of Greece unfounded.

In Greece assessed the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean

The situation in the Eastern Mediterranean region, two days after Turkish alerts about research in the area of the island of kastellorizo remains stable, the Greek government is watching the situation and taking measures on all fronts, said government spokesman Stelios Petsas at a briefing on Thursday.

The hydrographic service of Antalya on Tuesday released the international Navtex warning about the seismic research to the South and East of the island of kastellorizo from 21 July to 2 August. Greece claims that the area is in its exclusive economic zone. The Hellenic armed forces have been alerted across the country. Turkey has called the claims of Greece regarding the seismic studies to be unfounded.

The MFA hopes for a productive dialogue with the Cyprus double tax Treaty

Moscow hopes for a productive dialogue with Cyprus and the development of acceptable solutions on the issue of amending the agreement on avoidance of double taxation, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Director of the Fourth European Department of the MFA of Russia Yuri Philipson.

"In accordance with the instructions of the leadership of the country's Ministry of foreign Affairs together with the Ministry of Finance instructed to determine the list of international treaties of the Russian Federation on avoidance of double taxation and to ensure that the changes providing for taxation at the rate of 15% of income in the form of dividends and interest paid to non tax residents of the Russian Federation", - said the diplomat.

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