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by Tim
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: New Lockdown
Replies: 56
Views: 8535

New Lockdown

The Prime Minister has announced a new national lockdown for Greece effective from Saturday morning. No travel between regions and permission required by text to leave the house, as before. It will last for three weeks. Tim https://www.ekathimerini.com/258845/article/ekathimerini/news/pm-announces-t...
by Tim
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: How will the Schengen 90 days within 180 rule affect us?
Replies: 18
Views: 2239

Re: How will the Schengen 90 days within 180 rule affect us?

What! You mean we can't have our cake and eat it? As I said, I think "loopholes" will emerge. I don't disagree. I've been stopped several times over the years and had to show my licence. So long as it's valid, the police have never seemed remotely interested where it was issued. The possi...
by Tim
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: How will the Schengen 90 days within 180 rule affect us?
Replies: 18
Views: 2239

Re: How will the Schengen 90 days within 180 rule affect us?

... With regards to a driving licence, just get an international driving licence issued in the UK. I don't think that will work, Rick. If you claim to be resident in Greece you are required to have a Greek driving licence. One of the criteria for getting an international driving licence issued in t...
by Tim
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: How will the Schengen 90 days within 180 rule affect us?
Replies: 18
Views: 2239

Re: How will the Schengen 90 days within 180 rule affect us?

My understanding. If you successfully convert your residence permits to the new biometric ID, you are claiming that you are permanently resident in Greece, which it looks like you are not. If you decide to go down that route, you will be able to access your property all year round, no problem. Schen...
by Tim
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mask or no mask
Replies: 24
Views: 2717

Re: Mask or no mask

No widespread wearing of masks outdoors in Sitia this morning. About 10 - 15% of people wearing them and nobody giving anybody dirty looks. It seems that the outdoor rule is indeed restricted to Tier 3/4.

Tim
by Tim
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The latest info regarding our exchange to Biometric cards .
Replies: 26
Views: 5089

Re: The latest info regarding our exchange to Biometric cards .

Kilkis wrote:... Assuming the Greek government continues to work in its normal fashion and noting that the deadline for issuing the new documents is the end of June 2021 I would expect to receive information in July 2021.
Warwick


Your optimism does you credit, Warwick.

Tim
by Tim
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Level 1 for Chania. Level 3 Herakleion New guidelines
Replies: 85
Views: 10634

Re: Level 1 for Chania. Level 3 Herakleion New guidelines

The butterfly effect. Yorgo, you should maybe read this as you seem caught up in the never ending cycle of chaos the UK government is creating. You might then realise that BJ via DC knows exactly what they are doing. https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/09/15/the-chaos-theory-behind-fascism/...
by Tim
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Level 1 for Chania. Level 3 Herakleion New guidelines
Replies: 85
Views: 10634

Re: Level 1 for Chania. Level 3 Herakleion New guidelines

The one thing that is correct in the Great Barrington Declaration is that if governments only use movement restrictions to slow the spread of the virus it will eventually spread through the whole population and all those liable to die from it probably will. In the absence of an effective and widely...
by Tim
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Open a bank account without a tax numbet
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: Open a bank account without a tax numbet

I think this has come up before about the UK tax number. Try giving them your UK National Insurance number - I think this is acceptable as it's unique to you.

Tim
by Tim
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The earth shook...
Replies: 5
Views: 870

Re: The earth shook...

It didn't help being woken by an earthquake at 7 in the morning after spending Sunday evening watching a disaster film on Greek telly called '2012' where the world is rocked by earthquakes and the earth's crust disintegrates and cities tumble into the sea!

Tim
by Tim
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The earth shook...
Replies: 5
Views: 870

Re: The earth shook...

The 7 o'clock one, although strong, was by no means the most violent I've experienced here, but it was almost certainly the longest. I was beginning to wonder when (and if) it was going to finish ...

Tim
by Tim
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Can't get an AMKA
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: Can't get an AMKA

We're trying to buy decent health cover here (from NN) but we appear to be stuck because the local insurance companies require AMKAs before they will issue policies. We have the buff card (Bevaiosi Egrafis) and AFMs, but the KEP won't at present issue AMKAs for us. We are not working here, and we'r...
by Tim
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: How Bad Is The Greek Tax System?
Replies: 46
Views: 9017

Re: How Bad Is The Greek Tax System?

I guess they're trying to attract the better-off retiree, not oiks like me.

Tim
by Tim
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: How Bad Is The Greek Tax System?
Replies: 46
Views: 9017

Re: How Bad Is The Greek Tax System?

I would have thought current Greek tax thresholds would apply to new retirees, it's just the rate that's been slashed to make it attractive?

Tim
by Tim
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Where can I buy polystyrene ceiling tiles?
Replies: 8
Views: 795

Re: Where can I buy polystyrene ceiling tiles?

I think most people just buy a dehumidifier (or two) and run them from December to March. It has worked for me after years of bleaching and repainting black/brown/green/orange upstairs ceilings!

Tim

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