has anyone here, or anyone you know, tried to sort out a problem by submitting their story to the Greek Ombudsman?
To qualify my earlier reply, Glenn:
When I was at KEP yesterday (see IKA thread if you can be bothered) the younger, internet-savvy member of staff was listening to me talking about my problems with the social security system and my (specialist) lawyer’s apparent inability to resolve them.
What you need, said young Nikos, is this wonderful new online organization that offers legal help and advice to ordinary people, without charge. They were really helpful to Mixalis P. who had a problem not unlike yours, and we know here of others cases where people have been helped. They have a really good website, in English if you need it. Get on to them right away!
For the first time I felt a twinge of optimism. I visualised this online pro bono law centre, staffed by dedicated crusading young legal experts bent on demolishing the monolith of Greek bureaucracy in the interests of Sifis Saponakis. Shirtsleeves, loosened tie, perhaps a young George Clooney?
So I scribbled down the name of this wonderful pro bono outfit without really registering it, went home and immediately called up the site and guess what: it’s your new friend and my old one, the Greek Ombudsman.
Now admittedly the complaint which I submitted to Kirios Ombusman years ago, and to which I never got a reply, was on a different matter. There’s a new Oxford-educated incumbent in the job, and it is a persuasive website. So I’ll probably join you in that same boat, Glenn, and fire off my pages of complaint. First one to get a reply gets the drinks in?