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by Kilkis
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Parking at Chania airport
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Parking at Chania airport

Yes.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: European flag
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: European flag

Oh, sorry Scooby, it's on Youtube so it must be true. Clearly the official EU web site knows nowt.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: European flag
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: European flag

Why would you need to speak German? The EU anthem is the prelude to Beethoven's 9th Symphony. While the symphony itself is a choral work, based on Schiller's poem and as such was written in German, the EU anthem has no words . From the official European Union web site : There are no words to the ant...
by Kilkis
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Cancelling bank direct debit
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Cancelling bank direct debit

Can you not do it with online banking? I am pretty sure I can set up a direct debit online so I would have thought it should be possible to cancel one online as well?

Warwick
by Kilkis
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Cosmote internet router problem
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Cosmote internet router problem

I don't have your disconnect problem but I can explain the phone problem. With the old router the phone made a direct connection to the old style tone dialling phone system through a filter. Effectively the bottom few kHz of the bandwidth was permanently allocated to the phone. The phone was powered...
by Kilkis
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Health Insurance/IKA
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Health Insurance/IKA

If you look at this thread you will see in a post about 5 down by Carol saying that a new law was passed in 2016 that provides basic healthcare even if you don't have insurance. Prior to that law you only qualified for healthcare if you were contributing to an insurance scheme, either private or EFK...
by Kilkis
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Where to buy boot laces in Irkalio?
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: Where to buy boot laces in Irkalio?

This one does keys. I've no idea if he also does shoe laces but I guess you could phone and ask. There are lots of others you could also try.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Health Insurance/IKA
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Health Insurance/IKA

I think all insurers in Greece have a pretty low cut off age for health insurance but there might be a bit of variation so it could be worth asking around. As far as I am aware you can only contribute to EFKA, which replaced IKA and other schemes, if you are working. When you retire you can make som...
by Kilkis
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1054
Views: 68317

Re: The Will of the People

...So, I mean, I don't get it... We certainly agree on that. ...As far as I see, it means the proportion of wages in company costs varies over time - but it always has, and this is cannot be directly connected to actual wealth, and so I can't see this is any big shakes. Tell that to the person who ...
by Kilkis
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: rent or buy?
Replies: 23
Views: 1082

Re: rent or buy?

I am not sure what the current situation is in Greece. In principle there is no exemption for a first home but at the moment I am not sure if CGT is actually being applied in that situation. It was brought in and then it was suspended for a time and I am not sure if it has been reintroduced yet. I t...
by Kilkis
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1054
Views: 68317

Re: The Will of the People

OK so we disagree on the meaning of words. If at one moment in time the top 1 % own 40 % of the world's wealth and everybody else owns 60 % and then we move on to a later time and the top 1 % own 50 % of the world's wealth and the rest own 50 % as far as you are concerned there has been no transfer ...
by Kilkis
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1054
Views: 68317

Re: The Will of the People

I simply cannot follow your convoluted argument, Toebs. How does the average person become wealthier? He works, earns money, consumes less than he earns and saves the difference. Let's use the word "gain" to mean the amount left from the money a company receives from selling its products a...
by Kilkis
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: rent or buy?
Replies: 23
Views: 1082

Re: rent or buy?

Even if HMRC insist on comparing prices in Sterling they allow you to offset your purchasing and selling costs against capital gains. In the UK that usually means solicitor's fees, estate agent's fees and stamp duty. I would expect that to translate into lawyer's fees, notary's fees and estate agent...
by Kilkis
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: rent or buy?
Replies: 23
Views: 1082

Re: rent or buy?

But is there a tax for gains on exchange rates? You buy a property in Greece in Euro. For example, you buy for €100,000 and you sell for €100,000 the capital gain on the property is zero. If you bought at £1 = €1.45 then it cost you approx £69,000 and if you sell when £1 = €1.15 you receive approxim...
by Kilkis
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: rent or buy?
Replies: 23
Views: 1082

Re: rent or buy?

...Sadly, age is making me re think the situation... A couple who live close to me are also in the final stages of relocating back to the UK having lived here over 10 years. The husband commented to me that he thought that Crete was a wonderful place to retire to but not necessarily a wonderful pla...

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