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by Kilkis
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 439
Views: 24697

Re: The Will of the People

At the moment I think there is a mixture of information, some of it up-to-date and some of it not. For example the government web site says that: "After the 1 February you can get an IDP suitable for driving in Greece, if the UK licence alone is no longer recognised, by applying in person at a ...
by Kilkis
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 439
Views: 24697

Re: The Will of the People

I think I would question the use of the verb "redistribute" in the way that you have used it in your post, Keltz. I think "distribute" is more appropriate in your description. Human endeavour is the same throughout the world, whatever the political regime. Existing capital is com...
by Kilkis
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 439
Views: 24697

Re: The Will of the People

I wouldn't describe free movement as "a giant social experiment". After the second world war the whole of Europe, including the UK, was devastated. The USA was not. While it cost the USA a lot to support the war effort the expenditure mostly went to build up its manufacturing capability an...
by Kilkis
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 439
Views: 24697

Re: The Will of the People

In case anyone missed it, May's deal was rejected by a majority of 230, with 118 of her own MPs voting against it. If you take out people on the government payroll, ministers, junior ministers, PPSs etc, hardly any Conservative back bench MPs voted for it. Corbyn has tabled a formal vote of no confi...
by Kilkis
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Info for getting married in Crete
Replies: 16
Views: 497

Re: Info for getting married in Crete

Agreed. Obviously I was referring to them not saying anything official as part of the ceremony. I like the way the photographers tend to elbow the priest(s) out of the way to get the shot they want.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Info for getting married in Crete
Replies: 16
Views: 497

Re: Info for getting married in Crete

I think the person who carried out the civil ceremony for my friend's daughter's wedding was from Chania town hall so it looks like they will also do it at an outside venue. The service was at a small holiday villa complex in Daratso. For the benefit of those who have never attended a Greek church w...
by Kilkis
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Info for getting married in Crete
Replies: 16
Views: 497

Re: Info for getting married in Crete

I think most documents from abroad will probably need an Apostille from the relevant government department confirming the legality of that document. Translations done in Greece are typically around €40 per A4 sheet. You may get it a bit cheaper but it is a good comparison figure to use if you are de...
by Kilkis
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Block on renewal of IKA books due to BREXIT
Replies: 33
Views: 3497

Re: Block on renewal of IKA books due to BREXIT

Presumably that means that you have to be a bit careful where you wave your arms while still seated?

Warwick
by Kilkis
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 439
Views: 24697

Re: The Will of the People

So you do not believe governments should keep commitments they make to the electorate? It's a point of view but not one most people would ascribe to. Since it wasn't legally binding I presume that if the vote had been to remain you think the government would have had the right to leave? Isn't it rea...
by Kilkis
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Please explain
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: Please explain

Normal naming practise is: 1 First born son named after his paternal grandfather 2 Second born son named after his maternal grandfather 3 First born daughter named after her paternal grandmother 4 Second born daughter named after her maternal grandmother When you add to this the fact that it would b...
by Kilkis
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Parking ticket Rethymno
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Parking ticket Rethymno

A friend of mine parked on Minoos St late one evening shortly after they had resurfaced it a few years ago. When he got back he had a ticket and his plates confiscated because he had accidentally parked on a disabled bay. There were no road markings but when he looked carefully there was still the s...
by Kilkis
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 439
Views: 24697

Re: The Will of the People

...I hear very little said about the Brexit referendum being advisory only, as all UK referendums are,.. I am not sure it is true that ALL UK Referenda are advisory. The UK has no constitutional basis for holding a referendum. In order to hold one there has to be an Act of Parliament to authorise i...
by Kilkis
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Parking ticket Rethymno
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Parking ticket Rethymno

...or took the plates off your car and kept them for a period of time. You would not then be able to drive that car until the plates are returned.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 439
Views: 24697

Re: The Will of the People

The reality on benefits is very different from the perception on benefits: 1 There is NO requirement in EU law to pay benefits to EU citizens in the first 3 months after they arrive. There is an explicit statement in the Directive that the UK does not need to do that. 2 There is NO requirement in EU...
by Kilkis
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 439
Views: 24697

Re: The Will of the People

At one point in the negotiations with Varoufakis he was excluded from a Eurogroup meeting. He said that he wanted to mount a legal challenge to that exclusion because, as the finance minister for Greece, he was entitled to attend. He was told he couldn't mount a legal challenge because the Eurogroup...

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