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Lesvos mayor Spyros Galinos welcomed the 25-million-euro growth plan announced by the Greek government on Saturday for the islands of the northern Aegean, saying it offers much-needed support for the local economy.
Alternate Economy Minister Alexis Charitsis will visit Lesvos on Monday (March 13) to meet Galinos, local governor Christiana Kalogirou and other officials.
Galinos also commented on the European Commission’s recent decision to extend for a year a pilot program allowing Turkish visitors to get a short-term visa upon arrival at the Greek islands of the eastern Aegean.
“This event, especially at a time when tourist activity is being hit significantly, will maintain a steadily high wave of Turkish tourists who will boost the local island communities,” he said.