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by Kilkis
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Why Brexit is Right
Replies: 82
Views: 3998

Re: Why Brexit is Right

I suppose the clue is in the very last line?

    "This article first appeared in The Spectator."

Warwick
by Kilkis
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Still in Limbo
Replies: 37
Views: 1592

Re: Still in Limbo

...As I understand it reciprocal healthcare is covered by the Withdrawal Agreement, but this is dependant in there being a deal. That is correct. Essentially under the terms of the preliminary agreement, reached in December, as far as healthcare and pension rights are concerned everything carries o...
by Kilkis
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Still in Limbo
Replies: 37
Views: 1592

Re: Still in Limbo

Certainly a step in the right direction BUT note this paragraph from the first linked report, my emphasis in red:

    It will establish the basis for a new arrangement allowing the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) scheme to continue after 2020, subject to an agreement with the EU.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: The Chania car parking reservation system
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Re: The Chania car parking reservation system

Ah, the greengrocer's apostrophe rears its ugly head. The plural of taxi is simply taxis. You would use the apostrophe to denote the genitive case if you were referring to something belonging to the taxi, e.g. the taxi's indicators were not working. I think that there are some car parks designated f...
by Kilkis
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Still in Limbo
Replies: 37
Views: 1592

Re: Still in Limbo

...BTW I don't think BREXIT should affect the DTA - that was in place long before the EU existed! But who knows?? DTA's do get revised from time to time, as happened recently with the Cyprus-UK DTA. There is no specific reason why Brexit should cause the Greek-UK DTA to be revised but a no deal Bre...
by Kilkis
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Still in Limbo
Replies: 37
Views: 1592

Re: Still in Limbo

...Income Tax and Healthcare are separate issues though, Maud. National Insurance pays for Healthcare, not income taxes... That's the theory but not the reality. In 2017-18 NI receipts were about £ 131 billion. Expenditure on healthcare and pensions, that NI is supposed to provide, was around £318 ...
by Kilkis
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Still in Limbo
Replies: 37
Views: 1592

Re: Still in Limbo

You seem to adopt a definition of "whining" as any opinion that differs from your own, Barry?

Warwick
by Kilkis
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Still in Limbo
Replies: 37
Views: 1592

Re: Still in Limbo

...it is just that there has been a number of threads on here over the years about getting a ‘good accountant’ and not paying tax in Greece! ... The two are not really linked, Maud. I would say that you need a "good accountant" whether you pay tax in Greece or in the UK. There are many pi...
by Kilkis
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Still in Limbo
Replies: 37
Views: 1592

Re: Still in Limbo

That's what is supposed to happen under the S1 Form system, Jeff, BUT I am not sure how efficient the Greek system is at recouping the money from the UK? The problem Maud was highlighting is what happens if the reciprocal agreement does not continue due to a no-deal Brexit. Then countries like Greec...
by Kilkis
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: automated car parking system at Chania Airport
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: automated car parking system at Chania Airport

Wintersid wrote:...I then printed the letter showing I had paid for the service...


Don't you just love modern technology? I'm surprised they didn't notify the parking booth of your booking directly, perhaps using fax, telex or even carrier pigeon?

Warwick
by Kilkis
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Still in Limbo
Replies: 37
Views: 1592

Re: Still in Limbo

Greece is quite happy to not provide healthcare for its own citizens. If you don't contribute to an insurance scheme you don't qualify for healthcare, you have to provide it for yourself. If you can't afford to then you stay ill or rely on charities like Medecins du Monde. I don't see why they shoul...
by Kilkis
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: automated car parking system at Chania Airport
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: automated car parking system at Chania Airport

...My question is do I need to go to the terminal in the carpark to get the ticket validated, or do I just drive to the gate and hope the barrier raises. Thanks in advance I'm not sure what you mean by "go to the terminal"? If you mean the ticket booth where you would normally pay cash, u...
by Kilkis
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Still in Limbo
Replies: 37
Views: 1592

Re: Still in Limbo

It's a bit like football Mixos. Suppose an attacking player falls in the penalty area while being tackled by an opponent and the referee awards a penalty. If you are a supporter of the team that was awarded the penalty you would probably regard the ref as being very astute and accurately enforcing t...
by Kilkis
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Still in Limbo
Replies: 37
Views: 1592

Re: Still in Limbo

I applaud the idea but they somewhat undermine their own argument. I am in Crete so cannot attend the rally in person. I have lived in Greece for over 15 years so do not have a vote and hence do not have an MP. How can I lobby anyone? From personal experience of trying to contact an MP, if you are n...
by Kilkis
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Heating my home
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: Heating my home

Inverter aircon units are a more efficient way of heating a single room than a simple electric heater but cost more to buy and need professional installation. All simple electric heaters put 1 kWh of heat energy into a room for each 1 kWh of electrical energy consumed. An efficient heat pump system ...

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