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by Blighty
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Visa Free Travel
Replies: 0
Views: 270

Visa Free Travel

The U.K. has proposed visa-free travel for EU citizens entering the country post-Brexit, allowing visa free travel for up to 6 months, but would impose restrictions on gaining employment and benefits. It would be up to the EU to decide whether the offer of visa-free travel - if it is formally propos...
by Blighty
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Airport Delays
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Re: Airport Delays

Also see attached, which suggests Greece may delay the 'entry/exit systems'.


http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/ ... ity-checks
by Blighty
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Airport Delays
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Re: Airport Delays

Greece has elected not to implement the 'entry/exit systems' until October 7th. At this point all Shengen Countries must follow the EU directive.
by Blighty
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Associate membership proposal
Replies: 25
Views: 3173

Associate membership proposal

Some more regarding associate citizenship options for Brits.....

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ho ... 62416.html
by Blighty
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Who Cares?
Replies: 12
Views: 1467

Re: Who Cares?

Looks very nice - much more attractive than what you get in the UK. - but what is the cost per week?
by Blighty
Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Who Cares?
Replies: 12
Views: 1467

Re: Who Cares?

The average cost for private domiciliary care in the home from an agency in the UK averages at £17 (€20) per hour.
by Blighty
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Who Cares?
Replies: 12
Views: 1467

Who Cares?

A very hot topic being currently highlighted by the UK media, is a crisis surrounding care for the elderly. Anyone with assets exceeding £23,250 is required to fund their own care - with an average cost of £1,000 + per week for a stay in a nursing home, and the quality of care questionable. Nadra Ah...
by Blighty
Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Visa Waiver System
Replies: 37
Views: 4604

Re: Visa Waiver System

The EU press release database provides further comprehensive information, and indicates that the system is likely to be operational by 2020. I don't think travelers concerns will relate to the cost of the ETIAS visa wavier, but more about the maximum time you can spend in the Shengen zone. As previo...
by Blighty
Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Visa Waiver System
Replies: 37
Views: 4604

Re: Visa Waiver System

Proposals for a European pre-clearance system will be presented this week. Lets hope that if they approve any such system, a "90 day in any 180 day" time limit doesn't apply to countries outside the Shengen zone - which includes the UK. In previous discussions there was an assumption that ...
by Blighty
Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: No Water
Replies: 8
Views: 1525

No Water

I have friends staying at my house in a village near Gerani (West of Chania) who tell me that the water supply has been cut off this morning (Fri 28.04.16) :oops: with no signs of it being restored. Does anyone know an emergency telephone number to get some information?

Many Thanks.
by Blighty
Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Capital Control Issues
Replies: 26
Views: 3201

Capital Control Issues

The article attached suggests that ongoing capital controls are causing problems. A British couple have sold their Greek property, and wish to return to the UK to purchase a property due to ill health, but need to follow the capital control rules to gradually move their money. I'll be interested to ...
by Blighty
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Visa Waiver System
Replies: 37
Views: 4604

Re: Visa Waiver System

IF a visa wavier system is implemented, I wonder if all Shengen member countres will have to adhere to consistent rules, or if individual countries can relax restrictions on time limits etc. Perhaps Greece and Spain would be generous - maybe Germany and France less generous! It's all speculation I k...
by Blighty
Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Visa Waiver System
Replies: 37
Views: 4604

Re: Visa Waiver System

[quote="Tim"] If Brexit happens, and the three months in any six comes into force, what's stopping anyone from declaring themselves ex-patriate and continuing to spend six months (or more, or less) in each country? Tim[/quote] Presumably, the offer of a permanent contract of approved emplo...
by Blighty
Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Visa Waiver System
Replies: 37
Views: 4604

Re: Visa Waiver System

So, anyone living in Crete, but not declaring residency in Crete/Greece (perhaps with a UK address) might face a dilemma IF a visa waiver system is implemented.

Presumably, entry and exit dates would be captured electronically by any such EU system.
by Blighty
Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Visa Waiver System
Replies: 37
Views: 4604

Re: Visa Waiver System

Agree with above comments, and it would mean that if you are non resident in Crete, you'll only be able to spend a maximum of 90 days in any 180 day period in the Shengen zone, so this would impact on second home owners in Crete who perhaps up to now, have spent more than six months a year in Crete.

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