Tourism issues, the status of Cretan products in the vast German market and the “Kallikratis” local government reform were the issues that dominated a visit of German ambassador to Greece Roland Michael Wegener to the Hania regional authority on Crete on Monday.
The ambassador's courtesy call was made during a visit to Hania on the occasion of the events marking the WWII Battle of Crete anniversary.

Responding to a question on the declining numbers of German tourists visiting the major holiday island, he envoy that the “economic crisis is mainly responsible”, adding that seamen's strikes at the port of Piraeus and elsewhere also played a negative role.
Meanwhile, in a related development, the Hungarian embassy's commercial attaché, Akos Nemeth, referred to the potential of future cooperation between Crete-based and Hungarian businesses, during his meeting on Monday with Irakleio Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Nikitas Dolapsakis.