Greek Citizens

Brexit: The Changes Greek Citizens Need to Be Aware of From January 1

As the transition period of Brexit ends on December 31, 2020, millions of Europeans, among which thousands of Greek citizens who live in Britain, should get ready for the new reality of January 1, 2021. London and Brussels managed to...

Changes Britons in Greece and Greek Citizens in the UK Will See After Brexit

The Greek Embassy in the UK issued a statement on Saturday, informing the public about the immediate and long term changes the departure of the UK from the EU will bring to their lives. ''We continue our efforts to manage...

Kapa Research: Greek Citizens Appear Pessimistic about 2016

The Greeks are expecting the new year to be just as bad as the last on, according to survey results released by Kapa Research. The survey, published in the Greek newspaper To Vima, notes that 69.5% of respondents reported that...

'Black Hole' in Funds Causes Deficit in Pensions

The insurance funds’ deficit has reached 13.88 billion euros and it is threatening the pensions of Greek citizens. Out of the total 1 billion euros came from delayed lump sums, as well as main and supplementary pensions that the...

Power Distribution Operator Cuts Electricity to 15,000 Customers in One Month

The electricity distribution network operator (HEDNO) in Greece has cut the power supply in 15,000 residences over the past 15 days, following orders by the state-run power utility PPC, which is apparently hardening its stance towards retail consumers with...

Greek PM Tsipras: 'The Government Will Protect the Primary Residences of the Weak'

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras expressed the government's determination to protect the primary residences of citizens with weaker economic stability, during his speech before SYRIZA’s Policy Secretariat. According to party members, Tsipras said that the government will proceed by implementing...

Greek Economy Minister Stathakis Unveils Plans for Borrowers' 'Safety Net'

Laws creating a permanent "social security safety net" to support vulnerable bank debtors will be prepared by next November, Economy, Development and Tourism Minister George Stathakis said in an interview with the Sunday edition of the newspaper "Ethnos". Outlining the...

Greece Eases Capital Control Restrictions to Aid Students and Soldiers

The Greek Finance Ministry has decided to ease the restrictions imposed on Greek citizens due to capital controls that were put in effect a few months ago. According to the official ministerial decision published in the government gazette, each applicant...

Greek Industry Body Urges New Government to Push Ahead with Reforms

Reforms, a new industrial policy and a plan to fight corruption and tax evasion are the three main requests of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) for the new government. "The result of the elections reflects the will of the...

ELSTAT: Greek Unemployment Rate Dropped in April 2015

Unemployment in Greece dropped to 25.6% in April 2015, a slight improvement compared to the 25.8% rate in March. The number of unemployed Greek citizens amounted to 1,216,870, mainly young people (53.2%) and in the most productive age group...