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Greece’s economy is recovering from the crisis. According to the National Statistical Service (ELSTAT), after an eight-year recession in 2017, Greek GDP grew four quarters in a row.
One of the main growth drivers is the tourism sector. According to research firm Euromonitor International, today Athens is the second city in Europe in terms of the growth rate of tourists (the first is Greek Heraklion): in 2017 almost 5 million people visited the capital of Greece, 10% more than in 2016. Athens International Airport accepted in 2017, 14.4 million foreign passengers – 12% more than a year ago. Continue reading
The rich also cry: what problems when buying a profitable property abroad, Russian-speaking investors face?
Buying property abroad is not easy for those who purchase it for the first time, and for already experienced investors. What difficulties do Russian-speaking buyers most often face? At the beginning of 2018, the international real estate broker Tranio conducted a survey of 476 real estate market experts from 33 countries in which they spoke about their experience of working with Russian-speaking clients: what factors most often impede or disrupt profitable real estate transactions? Continue reading
On July 23, the Parliament of Great Britain introduced a new draft law on the creation of a public registry in which foreign companies owning real estate in the country would have to disclose the names of their final beneficiaries. Those who hide this information or enter false information in the register will face fines and imprisonment up to 5 years for nominal ownership of real estate for the purpose of money laundering. If the law is adopted, the register of foreign companies will begin to operate by 2021. The UK will be the first country in the world to create such a tool. Continue reading