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by Jeffstclair
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Still in Limbo
Replies: 37
Views: 1732

Re: Still in Limbo

So it will be in the Greek Government interest to get the system running smoothly , and see the pensioners from other countries as a source of income... The idea of plane loads of sick pensioners queuing at UK hospitals ...sounds dreadful ....
by Jeffstclair
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Still in Limbo
Replies: 37
Views: 1732

Re: Still in Limbo

Interesting ..But surely the reciprocal healthcare thing should be an earner for the Greek Hospitals ? I thought the deal was as a state pensioner and a Greek tax payer , I can get treatment here and the bill get sent to the NHS in the UK ... have I got this wrong ?
by Jeffstclair
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Why Brexit is Right
Replies: 82
Views: 4167

Re: Why Brexit is Right

No I don't think it's real ... it a joke ...just like Brexit ...
by Jeffstclair
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Heating my home
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: Heating my home

Hi Stephen , If you have a standard central heating system you may have thermostatic radiator valves , if you do you can use them to adjust the heat so the rooms you use more can have more heat and the rooms you use less can have less..so saving the oil and yet being warmer .. And I agree about the ...
by Jeffstclair
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: How to become a greek resident
Replies: 68
Views: 4766

Re: How to become a greek resident

Thanks altohb...
by Jeffstclair
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: How to become a greek resident
Replies: 68
Views: 4766

Re: How to become a greek resident

Well thanks for that Sue A and ying and yang... I'm off into Sitia on Monday quietly confident ,armed with residence permit and passport copies ,latest tax form, the S1...first stop the KEP for the AMKA number ... then on to IKA....fingers crossed ..yes and thanks Bob for your input and yes the lett...
by Jeffstclair
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: How to become a greek resident
Replies: 68
Views: 4766

Re: How to become a greek resident

Yeah that's it ...before you get to the state pension age ...you are kind of in limbo regards to health care ..you need a private policy in Greece and the UK NHS won't treat you it you go back to the UK ..since my late 50's I have paid for private cover and never used it ..But now I am just about to...
by Jeffstclair
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: How to become a greek resident
Replies: 68
Views: 4766

Re: How to become a greek resident

when I got my full long term permit a few years ago ,I had to produce a health insurance policy ...I can't get an EHIC card 'cos I don't have a UK address...I think it depends who is doing the paperwork ...the first permit I got in 2001 they told me I did'nt need one because" we are all Europea...
by Jeffstclair
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Why Brexit is Right
Replies: 82
Views: 4167

Re: Why Brexit is Right

Warning thread creep ....Truth is we don't know BST...but I've just today got me S1 and I'm off to get the AMKA number and the IKA book next week ....
by Jeffstclair
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Why Brexit is Right
Replies: 82
Views: 4167

Re: Why Brexit is Right

Yes I agree Carol residency is only part of it , obtaining Greek citizenship may be a way of retaining all of what we already have .
by Jeffstclair
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Why Brexit is Right
Replies: 82
Views: 4167

Re: Why Brexit is Right

I don't think I could get a Golden Visa ,unless they knocked a couple of noughts off the property price requirements ....
by Jeffstclair
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Making olive oil from our few trees
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Making olive oil from our few trees

My greek gardener commented on them so i might actually get him to do it, althouh he'll want loads of money no doubt! . Generally around here in the far East, a 50 : 50 split mean no cash changes hands... We did 50 :50 split with people when we first lived here before we bought our own trees , it's...
by Jeffstclair
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Why Brexit is Right
Replies: 82
Views: 4167

Re: Why Brexit is Right

Thanks Warwick , you have described my position exactly ...If I enjoy the freedom of living within the EU then I will shoulder the responsibility of EU membership end of .And I would like to pass on that freedom and responsibility to my children and grandchildren ...stronger together .. ....NB jokin...
by Jeffstclair
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Why Brexit is Right
Replies: 82
Views: 4167

Re: Why Brexit is Right

Me too.

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