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by Kilkis
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Flights
Replies: 19
Views: 342

Re: Flights

Tim wrote:...The vote was about what voters believe to be in the best long-term interests of the United Kingdom, not what individual voters think is in their best self-interests...


Thanks for that, Tim. That's the best laugh I have had in a long time. I can't stop giggling.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Flights
Replies: 19
Views: 342

Re: Flights

I would characterise the whole fiasco as a grammatical error. The leave campaign said that if the UK left the EU it could: 1 Stop paying into the EU budget. 2 Stop implementing EU Rules and Regulations. 3 End being under the jurisdiction of the ECJ. 4 Stop free movement of labour. 5 Make free trade ...
by Kilkis
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Flights
Replies: 19
Views: 342

Re: Flights

... now that they know the reality, i should imagine at least half of them would vote the other way given the chance... The polls suggest not. Overall there has been very little movement. Probably some people who voted leave have shifted to remain, because they can see that identical access to the ...
by Kilkis
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Flights
Replies: 19
Views: 342

Re: Flights

And is the government paper gutter press as well? It says what was reported in the Guardian and in other media such as BBC News and all newspapers. I hadn't read the full government paper when I made my last post. According to the paper the CAA already has bilateral Air Safety Agreements, ASAs, with...
by Kilkis
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Flights
Replies: 19
Views: 342

Re: Flights

It's not really news Brian. This has been known for some time but was described as project fear when it was first reported. It is in the news now because one of the governments papers on what happens with a no-deal Brexit lays it out in some detail. It's quite odd how many project fear topics are no...
by Kilkis
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Heating oil...
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Heating oil...

...set to rise in price this winter by around 16-17 % according to ekathimerini unless the government reduces the tax on it. I can't see them doing that with the creditors still breathing down their neck. I think the rise is down to the rise in crude oil price.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: More Questions from the newbies
Replies: 154
Views: 26075

Re: More Questions from the newbies

While I completely agree with Filippos and Moggieman I am not sure Stephanos deals with clients as far east as Hersonissos, which is why I posted the name of the company rather than their representative in Chania. Always worth asking him though.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: More Questions from the newbies
Replies: 154
Views: 26075

Re: More Questions from the newbies

In the beginning having a good lawyer is more important than having a good accountant*. As time goes on having a good accountant is more important than having a good lawyer. Don't leave it too long before you change. For calculating ENFIA the zone charge is used in bands. Mine is in the second band,...
by Kilkis
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 43
Views: 5007

Re: Greek Driving Licence

There is a much more detailed article in the Greek version of ekathimerini. It is described as a Ministerial Decision and talks about: "with its circular to the competent directorates and services." The article references a new law, 4530/18, which was published on 30 March 2018. You can do...
by Kilkis
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Paying Electric bills
Replies: 16
Views: 1549

Re: Paying Electric bills

Good point, altohb, and useful information for others BUT I think Moggieman is looking for something automatic. The arrangement he uses now to pay these bills will no longer function in a few months so he is looking for an alternative that will replace it without him having to become too actively in...
by Kilkis
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Paying Electric bills
Replies: 16
Views: 1549

Re: Paying Electric bills

As an update to the original question, I checked with a friend today, who has set up Direct Debits to pay all his bills, that you only need to set it up with the bank. You do not need to visit the company, the bank informs them. In my area, ΔΕΥΑΒΑ, you can pay the water bill online but the payment c...
by Kilkis
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Pireaus Bank
Replies: 11
Views: 804

Re: Pireaus Bank

To quote the comedian Al Murray when explaining the Euro crisis: ‘it’s much more complicated than that’ (it’s on YouTube - funny but not for the faint-hearted)... I wish you hadn't posted that. I've just spent 2 hours watching Al Murray clips. The last 6 minutes of this one are quite good. He expla...
by Kilkis
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Pireaus Bank
Replies: 11
Views: 804

Re: Pireaus Bank

It is odd that governments throughout the world justify increasing government spending based on a multiplier greater than 1, i.e. each €/£/$1 increase in government spending will generate more than €/£/$1 increase in economic output. Often very large multipliers are claimed. If they believe that, wh...
by Kilkis
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Politics
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: Politics

A philosopher, whose name I cannot remember, analysed the original Greek democracies and concluded that any democracy was bound to fail because the people would simply vote for whoever promised them the most. As the promises increased it would reach a point where the promises simply could not be met...
by Kilkis
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Politics
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Politics

A definition I found today in a newsletter email I received today, originally penned by by American satirist Ambrose Bierce: “Politics (noun). A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.” I think this is applicable worldwide. An...

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