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Kefalonia News / Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Last Post by TonyKath on Thursday, 14 March, 2019 @ 01:05:17 »
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Approximately 13 million passengers are going through the 14 regional airports managed by Fraport Greece every year, while the number is expected to exceed 35 million once infrastructure upgrade works are completed, according to the company’s CEO Alexader Zinell.
https://news.gtp.gr/2019/03/12/fraport-greece-airports-handle-35-40-million-passengers-upgrade/

Just wondering if destinations (such as Kef) can handle a 300% increase in tourists  :hmm:
Very good question, Maik...  :blink:

Tony
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Brexit / Re: gov.uk 'Living in Greece' update
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 13 March, 2019 @ 16:29:25 »
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Living in Greece

Official information UK nationals moving to and living in Greece need to know, including EU Exit guidance, residency, healthcare and driving.

Last updated 13 March 2019

EU Exit update: Details on Greek government's statement regarding the protection of citizens’ rights after EU Exit in the Visas and residency section
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-greece#history


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Visas and residency

See entry requirements for Greece in our travel advice.

After 3 months in Greece, you must apply for a registration certificate (Veveosi Engrafis). See registration certificate – permanent residence requirements.

The UK and EU have agreed the full legal text of the draft Withdrawal Agreement in principle. The agreement on citizens’ rights will allow UK nationals to stay in their Member State of residence after the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019.

In the event of changes to residency rules or registration processes after 29 March 2019, we will update this page as soon as information is available.

Greek government citizens’ rights announcement

Read the statement from the Greek government regarding the protection of citizens’ rights after EU Exit.

Visit the Greek government’s BREXIT website for citizens and businesses (in Greek). UK nationals can check the Q&As section (in English) on the rights of those living in and traveling to Greece after EU Exit. A contact form is also provided.

We advise UK nationals living in Greece to make sure they are correctly registered as residents in Greece before 29 March 2019.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-greece#visas-and-residency
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Brexit / Re: gov.uk 'Living in Greece' update
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 13 March, 2019 @ 14:26:22 »
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Living in Greece

Official information UK nationals moving to and living in Greece need to know, including EU Exit guidance, residency, healthcare and driving.

Last updated 13 March 2019

We have updated the contact details you need to apply for an S1 form.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-greece?#history


No idea what an S1 form is, but the contact details have been updated.
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Kefalonia News / Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 13 March, 2019 @ 11:24:57 »
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Approximately 13 million passengers are going through the 14 regional airports managed by Fraport Greece every year, while the number is expected to exceed 35 million once infrastructure upgrade works are completed, according to the company’s CEO Alexader Zinell.
https://news.gtp.gr/2019/03/12/fraport-greece-airports-handle-35-40-million-passengers-upgrade/

Just wondering if destinations (such as Kef) can handle a 300% increase in tourists  :hmm:
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Greek News / Re: More strikes coming soon
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 13 March, 2019 @ 01:46:10 »
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Public hospital workers to walk off the job on Thursday

The union of Greece's public hospital workers, POEDIN, on Tuesday called a 24-hour strike for Thursday in protest at the looming loss of dozens of patient transporters.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/238485/article/ekathimerini/news/public-hospital-workers-to-walk-off-the-job-on-thursday
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Greek History & Culture / Re: Releasing the rivers of Athens
« Last Post by TonyKath on Tuesday, 12 March, 2019 @ 22:24:09 »
Fascinating - had no idea it existed. It would be nice to have a linear park in Athens but there would be significant issues where the route crosses existing roads

Tony
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Kef 'quakes / Re: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 12 March, 2019 @ 13:10:53 »
Magnitude   ML 2.5
Region   GREECE
Date time   2019-03-12 00:47:15.3 UTC
Location   38.12 N ; 20.64 E
Depth   20 km
Distances   270 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 02:47:15.3 2019-03-12
97 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 02:47:15.3 2019-03-12
15 km SE of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,900 / local time: 02:47:15.3 2019-03-12
6 km SE of Valsamáta, Greece / pop: 1,100 / local time: 02:47:15.3 2019-03-12
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=750212
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Greek History & Culture / The forgotten uprising
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 12 March, 2019 @ 13:03:54 »
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75-year anniversary of the uprising nobody wants to know about

75 years ago thousands of starving Greek soldiers and sailors in the allied-controlled Mediterranean were attacked and then imprisoned in isolated desert camps in Africa when they peacefully protested to their own government-in-exile. A new political system for post-war Greece was their aspiration. The Greek government and king with willing British involvement ended these liberal aspirations.
https://neoskosmos.com/en/131581/75-year-anniversary-of-the-uprising-nobody-wants-to-know-about/
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Greek History & Culture / Releasing the rivers of Athens
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 12 March, 2019 @ 03:14:06 »
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Athens hatches ambitious plan to uncover fabled river, once the haunt of Socrates, and turn it into a park

It is one of the least green cities in Europe, but Athens hopes to change that by opening up a long-hidden river that flows through the historic heart of the capital.

In ancient times, the Ilissos River was an idyllic, winding watercourse shaded by plane trees where Socrates once taught.

But in the 1930s, during the rapid urban development of Athens, it was covered over and a tram line was built on top it.

Poor maintenance and the rumble of thousands of trams have caused structural damage to the tunnel beneath the track, and in October the tram line was closed down.

Urban planners have suggested that rather than spending millions of euros on reinforcing the tunnel and repairing the track, the tram line should be diverted along a different route and the river opened up.

They are proposing the creation of a park along a one mile stretch of the formerly forgotten river.

Athens is unusual among European cities in not having a river that flows through the city – at least not one that is visible.

“Actually we have two rivers, the Ilissos and the Kifissos, but they are covered up and almost invisible,” said Prof Christoforaki, from Athens Anaplasis, an urban renewal firm.

Given Greece’s dry, hot climate, neither is huge – they are nothing like the Thames in London or the Tiber in Rome.

The project has the support of the Greek government and locals agencies but will not happen overnight.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/10/athens-hatches-ambitious-plan-uncover-fabled-river-haunt-socrates/
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Kefalonia News / Re: Weather warning
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 12 March, 2019 @ 02:34:48 »
Between 06:00-22:00 today: Probability of severe thunderstorms accompanied by hail in places and gusty winds. According to EMY via http://meteoalarm.eu/en_UK/0/0/GR010-Greece.html

Forecast for the Eptanisa as a whole, Kef could be spared the worst of it.
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