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Changes to existing rules

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:59 pm
by paulh
The new legislature to allow EU nationals to set up schools is going through parliament now. 3 conditions. You are an EU national, you are at least in part establishing an educational business and finally you are not (don't know about "have been") a bankrupt.

As I say, it is going through now but that doesn't mean all necessary documentation is ready to allow it to be set up tomorrow but it is on it's way however long that may be.

Different news reports put a slightly different slant on it. Just read one where it seemed primarily aimed at already established schools in an EU member country now being allowed to open additional colleges (subsidiaries as it were) in Greece. In other words it seems you would have to be accepted legally as a school (whatever that entails) in your EU member country first.

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:19 pm
by Kilkis
I know someone English who opened her own Language Frontesterio several years ago. She employed her sister and a Greek admin assistant. When she wanted to expand she ideally wanted native English speakers but was told by the local labour control that she had to employ some Greek workers before she could employ any more foreign nationals. So much for free movement of labour.


Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:33 am
by paulh
The governing parliamentary committee have agreed on the conditions for the opening up of most of the professions and working trade groups. They will now take a week and meet again to see if any further changes are needed, in early February it will be presented to parliament and is expected to go through to become law. Then by the end of June (a 4 month change over period) that law will become 100% effective.

How many professions are affected is unknown precisely but at last count it was 350 and growing and the general comment is that it would be easier to list areas where restrictions still existed.

It is tremendously wide and sweeping and the next 4 months are going to reveal a lot of changes.

There are certain professions such as the chemists who are not in this bill but are being opened up by a bill specifically for their industry going through in parallel to the above.