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Greek News / Re: Filming Greece
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 05 December, 2018 @ 11:34:59 »
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Corfu wins European Film Location Award 2018

The island of Corfu has won the European Film Location Award 2018, which was organized by the European Film Commissions Network (EUFCN) and Cineuropa for the second year. The Greek proposal for Corfu was submitted by the Hellenic Film Commission regarding the shooting of the highly popular television series “The Durrells”.
https://int.ert.gr/corfu-wins-european-film-location-award-2018/
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Greek News / Re: Boat e-register
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 05 December, 2018 @ 11:14:20 »
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Ministers Present Greece’s New Shipping E-registry

Greek Shipping Minister Fotis Kouvelis and Alternate Economy Minister Katerina Papanatsiou presented at a workshop on Monday, the newly-launched e-registry for Greek-flagged private and professional leisure boats, professional boats under foreign flags, and daily cruise ships.

The electronic registry on www.aade.gr opened for use on November 15, but will be up and running in its complete form by December 31, 2021. The minister added that once fully operational the platform will be able to provide a complete profile of the registered vessels including owner data, outstanding issues and payments, ship status, number of charter days, its features, seaworthiness certificates, insurance etc.

It is reminded that boat owners are required to register each vessel individually and can upload relevant information on the “Tourist Vessels and Small Boats Registry” on the AADE site under the section “Services for Citizens” or “Business Services” signing in with their TAXISnet passwords.
https://news.gtp.gr/2018/12/04/ministers-present-greeces-new-shipping-e-registry
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Greek News / Capital gains tax on property
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 05 December, 2018 @ 00:13:32 »
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Capital gains tax on property to be suspended for another year

The capital gains tax for property ownership is apparently to be suspended for another year. Although it was voted through in 2013, it has never been properly applied due to the major decline in property prices and the complexity of the legislation.

The legislation provides for the capital gains tax to amount to 15 percent of the gains a property owner secures upon selling a recently acquired asset – i.e. the difference between the acquisition price and the sale price for properties bought after January 1, 2014. Besides the capital gains tax the seller must pay in the above cases, the buyer has to pay a transfer tax of 3 percent of the taxable rate of the property acquired, known as the “objective value.”
http://www.ekathimerini.com/235352/article/ekathimerini/business/capital-gains-tax-on-property-to-be-suspended-for-another-year
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Weird Wild Wacky / Fifty worst
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 04 December, 2018 @ 23:54:07 »
Christmas Cracker jokes... watch the video then scroll down this page on the Independent


... but only if you really, really want to  :x-wink:
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Greek News / Re: ENFIA replaces property tax
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 04 December, 2018 @ 10:54:37 »
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Confusion over ENFIA reduction for properties above 60,000 euros

Parliament may have voted late last month for the average taxpayer to pay 10 percent less in next year’s Single Property Tax (ENFIA), easing the load on small property owners, but the Finance Ministry has still not published the formula according to which the tax is calculated, so no one is able to actually plan how much money they’ll need to put by for it.

The clause that was voted provides that if the total value of an individual’s property assets comes to 60,000 euros, “the ENFIA due is reduced 30 percent, and for every 1,000 euros of value above 60,000 euros the discount is reduced by 0.70 euros, and cannot exceed 100 euros.” Neither professionals in the real estate sector nor accountants understand the clause, particularly how the discount is reduced for properties worth more than 60,000 euros.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/235308/article/ekathimerini/business/confusion-over-enfia-reduction-for-properties-above-60000-euros
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Hoaxes & Scams / Support scammers arrested
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 03 December, 2018 @ 14:26:23 »
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Microsoft cracks down on tech support scams, 16 call centers raided

More than 100 Indian police swarmed 16 tech support scam call centers in Gurgaon and Noida last week, arresting 39 people for allegedly impersonating legitimate support reps for companies including Microsoft, Apple, Google, Dell and HP.

The day after the raids, which were carried out on Tuesday and Wednesday, Microsoft said that it has received over 7,000 victim reports from customers in more than 15 countries who’ve been ripped off by the call centers.

This is the second of two recent, big raids on Indian tech support scammers. In October, after Microsoft filed complaints about customers falling for pop-up messages that lied about their systems being infected with malware, Indian police raided 10 illegal call centers and arrested 24 alleged scammers.
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/12/03/microsoft-cracks-down-on-tech-support-scams-16-call-centers-raided/

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Kef Weather Chart / Re: Kef Weather Charts
« Last Post by TonyKath on Sunday, 02 December, 2018 @ 12:58:31 »
Now that's interesting, didn't expect sea temperatures to be that warm over winter.

I don't normally scroll down, so hadn't seen this comment before now Maik. All these temperatures are taken in fairly shallow water, so may be a bit warmer than further out. If I can manage to swim again through the winter, I will try to go out a bit further!
Bloomin' eck Roger! Didn't realise that's how you got the temps.  You deserve the Meteorologist's Medal!  :btu:
Tony
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Kef Weather Chart / Re: Kef Weather Charts
« Last Post by Jolly Roger on Sunday, 02 December, 2018 @ 08:15:44 »
Thanks for the latest update, Roger.  A slightly strange year, weather-wise, for Kef! Wonder what next year will bring if El Niño appears, as currently predicted.

I think we can see a trend developing. Not so much Global Warming, but more extremes. This is why I started doing an annual roundup of the figures, to highlight this. In fact, if anything, temperatures in Summer appear to be cooler than in the past.
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Kef Weather Chart / Re: Kef Weather Charts
« Last Post by Jolly Roger on Sunday, 02 December, 2018 @ 08:11:34 »
Now that's interesting, didn't expect sea temperatures to be that warm over winter.

I don't normally scroll down, so hadn't seen this comment before now Maik. All these temperatures are taken in fairly shallow water, so may be a bit warmer than further out. If I can manage to swim again through the winter, I will try to go out a bit further!
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UK & World News / Re: Rotherham
« Last Post by TonyKath on Saturday, 01 December, 2018 @ 15:22:58 »
Very interesting Maik. My comment was based on a BBC TV News report and interview with the mother.  The Grauniad covers the story with forensic thoroughness - not surprising given the number of social workers and family law practitioners who read the paper.

I certainly wasn't aware of the Re CD court judgement last year which allows a court to exempt councils from notifying fathers without PR in circumstances such as these. I would certainly expect the council's lawyers to know about it - whether in-house or a contracted in private firm.

The TV report led me to believe that the mother had approached the council voluntarily to request that they "accommodate" her son, i.e. take him into care. The Guardian is clear that this is a council application to a court for a Care Order inder the Act.  This suggests there are important facts not in the public domain as the council has to prove that the child is suffering or is likely to suffer "significant harm", which is quite a high threshold. .  It is well established in case law that the presence of a child abuser in the household, such as Hussain would fulfill the significant harm test - though of course this is not the issue here. One odd thing in this case is that in my experience it is unusual for a council to "accommodate" a teenager, let alone apply for a Care Order.

The reaility is that a particularly nasty abuser like Hussain would never be allowed within a million miles of this kid or any other.  Like you Maik I'm not sure why there is so much grandstanding, though it is right that a rather technical legal point is cleared up.


Tony
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