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  • Long-term EU-wide residency/work permits for Greece
    residence permit and some differences in acquiring citizenship permanent as a lifelong If anyone knows more details on this I would be grateful for any information Thanks keep up the good work Kat Kat Reply October 7th 2010 at 01 51 Hi Leo After translating the new 52 page Greek Citizenship Code all existing articles have been updated but new articles are still in the process of being created You can start with Ways to acquire Greek citizenship Everyone should keep in mind that I run this website update its 350 articles curate the Twitter news feed quash plagiarism and dispense advice in my unpaid free time when not at my full time job and tending to my own life I ask readers to be patient or please offer me a helping hand Thank you for your encouragement and for stopping by It s 2 am and I must go to sleep before my head explodes All best michael wrote November 25th 2010 at 16 12 hey i have a permanent residency here in greece am a non eu my permanent residency is going to expire in one month i was planning to go to sweden for holidays is it possible Kat Reply November 25th 2010 at 18 41 Question is already answered above As it says under Renewal you are obligated to start renewing your permit in Greece up to 60 days prior to expiration You re free to leave and come back before the permit expires But you ll be fined if you renew late or fail to turn in all papers before the expiration date as explained in FAQ Greek work and or residence permits jay wrote January 25th 2011 at 17 45 hi i have greek permanent residence permit can i stay long in spain or can i swap Spanish one Kat Reply January 26th 2011 at 02 27 If you have the special EU wide long term residence permit for Greece you can swap for the same permit in Spain or another they denote as the equivalent which may not be EU wide If you do not have the special EU wide permit issued by Greece you must start from nothing to earn a permit in Spain In either case you should consult Spanish authorities before leaving because not following their rules laws can endanger your status and may leave you with no permit if you accidentally do something wrong VJ wrote March 27th 2011 at 17 53 re Spain as far as I am aware they do swap EU wide residence permit issued for other EU country but not to similar EU wide residence permit they swap to Spanish permanent residence Basically you end up demoting yourself from EU wide permit to Spanish permanent one check http extranjeros mtin es es InformacionInteres InformacionProcedimientos Ciudadanosnocomunitarios resilargaduracion html Residencia de larga duración Kat Reply March 28th 2011 at 00 56 Hi VJ Thanks so much for the link which confirms my previous answer about the Greek permit being swappable for the same or another deemed equivalent by Spanish authorities Laws change often and I do not intend on becoming an expert on all 27 member states My impression is the commentator above did not have the EU wide permit and thought he could just move to another EU member state with any Greek residence permit and that isn t true harry wrote June 27th 2011 at 15 11 hi please tell me how a permanent residence sticker holder in greece can work in other eu country thanks Kat Reply June 28th 2011 at 01 04 In order to leave Greece and work in another EU country you must a have the special EU wide permit described above or b qualify from nothing in the new EU country of your choice or c qualify as the spouse child of an EU EEA citizen according to the rules set out by each country All countries have different laws so you need to do research if that applies phillip wrote August 1st 2011 at 21 21 Hi Kat I wanted to add something to this post that might be of importance regarding 7 and 8 under the How to Apply you need section I possess the IDEKE certificate for Greek language lessons for the 150 hours of A2 Greek language and the 25 hours of Greek history and culture They told me today 01 08 11 at the Kentro Exipiretisis Allodapon where I go for my permit that they need the certificate from the Greek exam for A2 The IDEKE certificates don t take the place of the certificate for the A2 Greek exam exetaseis pistopiisis tis ellinikis glossas My teacher in the class had also told me that so I was expecting to hear it today Anyway just thought I d mention that I possess all the other documents which are the same as your other listings and they re all fine I m going to the Minitry of the Interior tomorrow to see if there s any additional information on this subject I can let you know what I find out Phillip zafar wrote September 2nd 2011 at 15 13 Dear sir If I have permanent residence here in Greece and I want to take special long term residence EU wide do I need also school certificate and is the same process to apply Please give me information on how can I apply and what document do I need Kat Reply September 2nd 2011 at 15 28 It appears you didn t read the article If you have permanent residence through marriage to a Greek EU citizen you are not eligible for the EU wide permit It says this in the first sentence If you were eligible the article lists all the documents you need and how to apply Khalil wrote September 13th 2011 at 13 16 I come from Jordan and I am a holder of a permanent residency permit in Greece since 2009 In May 2010 I relocated to Cyprus as my wife is cypriot citizen and since then I didn t visit Greece again Did I lose my long term EU permit in Greece You mentioned above that in order to loose the long term EU permit in Greece someone should be outside the EU for 12 consecutive months or more and Cyprus is an EU country so my permit didnot expire yet is that right Kat Reply September 13th 2011 at 17 45 Non EU spouses of Greek EU citizens are not eligible for the EU wide permit in Greece described above as I say in the first sentence Therefore you do not have this permit and info in the article doesn t apply to you Do you have a regular five year residence permit card or the permanent 10 year residence permit card issued by Greece Only after receiving this information can I give you an answer shafqat wrote September 23rd 2011 at 01 59 hello i am from pakistan i have 12 years in greece with leagel status i have pemanent resident forever in greece i have complete 125 hours in school and i got certificate from ideke that i pass A1 i have complete all other requirements for long term resident permit eu now please tell me can i get long term resident permit eu Kat Reply September 23rd 2011 at 06 29 The only way you could have permanent forever resident status is if you are married to a Greek EU citizen If that s the case you are not eligible for this long term EU wide permit as I say in the first sentence of the article Also the requirement says A2 certificate not A1 I get the feeling you didn t read the article If you are not married to a Greek EU citizen then you do not have permanent forever resident status in Greece but are eligible for the long term EU wide permit In that case follow the instructions given above to submit your application to the local municipality dimos office nearest your residence I translate research compile write edit and update the information and you follow it I do not represent Greek authorities and I do not process applications It is your responsibility to collect all the documents listed and make the application in person myra wrote October 30th 2011 at 12 06 hello i am a not yet a holder of this type of permit but i would like to ask if i am eligible to apply for one since my condition is special yet common i was born in greece from sudanese parents who entered illegally the territory and it had been extremely difficult for me to apply for any kind of residence as from 2008 i was able to obtain renewable permit for employment purpose would it be wise to apply for the eu permit or opt for the citizenship thank you in advance Kat Reply October 31st 2011 at 00 01 You do not qualify for an EU wide permit in Greece or Greek citizenship at this moment As the article says above you must be living in Greece for a minimum of five 5 years with a permit You told me you have only had your permit for three 3 years In Ways to get Greek citizenship it says children born in Greece to LEGAL long term non Greek residents of Greece must apply within 3 years of turning age 18 and children attending school must hold a permit for a minimum of six 6 years Based only on the information you gave you do not qualify for either of those options either If the information you provided is incomplete and you do somehow qualify for Greek citizenship there are a number of other requirements for foreigners and a formal application must be submitted as detailed in Greek citizenship via naturalization The information can only help you if you help yourself All of the hard work translating research writing editing updating has been done for you all you need to do is read it kuhu wrote November 14th 2011 at 11 41 Dear sir Great Job Its a big free service that you provide to the foriegners Is long term EU visa different from EU Blue card if Yes is there possibility to get Blue card in Greece Thanking you in anticipation Regards Kat Reply November 14th 2011 at 12 17 Kat is the name of woman so I am not a sir A long term visa is for entering and exiting Greece A long term EU wide permit is for those who meet all the conditions listed above in the article Blue Card is not in effect in Greece as stated in How non EU citizens can move live and work in Greece The permit is not a Blue Card manjit wrote January 16th 2012 at 17 21 hi I have indian passport but iam living in greece for 7 year i am leagal here now i have eu long time work permit So I want to work in england How can i go to england and work So please could you tell me What do I have to do Kat Reply January 16th 2012 at 18 06 If you have the long term EU wide permit for Greece described above you can see the section Long term EU wide permits of other EU nations at the end of the article where it says that UK Ireland and Denmark do not recognize this permit or allow a swap UK and Greece are both in the EU but they are separate countries with separate immigration laws If you want to work in the UK you must start from nothing and get a work permit there Find more at http www ukba homeoffice gov uk admirruci wrote February 10th 2012 at 21 10 I m Albanian i have a long resident permit in Greece can i move to live and work in Zwitserland Switzerland England Luxenburg Luxembourg Norwey Norway thank you very mutch much Kat Reply February 10th 2012 at 21 21 Switzerland is not a part of the EU no Norway is not in the EU no The UK does not recognize the long term permit from Greece as it says in the article above no You must start from nothing if you wish to move to these countries For Luxembourg and other nations read the section Long term EU wide permits of other EU nations and Can I move to another EU country James wrote February 24th 2012 at 00 43 Comment 1 Much gratitude for your efforts on such a unique and well kept portal I am in much confusion in regards to the status and meaning of my permit I am a holder of a Permanent Residence Permit I have been offered a position in Cyprus and upon calling the embassy I was told that this was not an EU Wide permit but only a Greek permit Does this mean my long term permit is not transferable I cannot work anywhere except for Greece If I do get a permit in Cyprus do I lose my Greek permit by default Thank you for taking the time Regards James Comment 2 Thank you greatly for your reply it has cleared up many things I am the holder of the Permanent residency based on the fact that I have lived here for more than five years Actually born here I guess this residence only applies for Greece One last question when you mean two continuous years outside of Greece does returning to Greece for a few weeks a year restart the clock on that Comment 3 I guess I might fall into a different category My permanent is not a 10 year It is a permanent as in not time limit It actually says Aoristou on the permit Kat Reply February 25th 2012 at 10 56 Answer 1 You did not provide enough information so all I can do is give a general answer based on what you told me As far as I know there is only one permanent residence permit under current legislation which has a validity of 10 years and is for non EU spouses children of Greek EU citizens who have lived in Greece for more than five years Assuming this is the permit you have it was granted solely on a legal continuing relationship to the Greek EU citizen without further requirement or fee It denotes a relationship specific to Greece and is therefore only good for Greece because they issued it If when you want to live and work in another EU member state you must qualify under their rules as they pertain to non EU family members of Greek EU citizens Under most circumstances one can keep a Greek permit as long as it remains valid even while holding a permit for another member state and permanent status is only lost if staying outside Greece for two continuous years The long term EU wide permit for Greece described above has a validity of 5 years and is for non EU citizens with no connection to a Greek EU citizen as stated in Basic requirements and is a status that must be earned after several years legal residency proof of fluency in Greek proof of Greek history culture knowledge proof of work and income proof of social insurance contributions an interview and a significant fee Permanent and long term are not interchangeable terms Answer 2 It s not clear to me which permit you have Under the permanent 10 year residence permit two continuous years is just that Come back for one day the clock restarts Under other permits the rules are different For example a five year permit only allows someone to be outside Greece for less than 6 months in any 12 month period You need to figure out if immigration to Cyprus is even possible because you must qualify under their laws and your legal status in Greece is irrelevant Answer 3 As I said in the first sentence of my first and second answers to you there s no way I can tell which permit you have based on the little information you provided I d need to know what passport you hold under what conditions you were issued the permit and when it was issued The bottom line in reference to your original questions a It is not an EU wide permit and does not automatically entitle you to live work in Cyprus or swap for a Cypriot permit It only entitles you to work in Greece b Go to the dimos find out which permit you have and ask them under what conditions you could lose it if any I cannot help you further without you giving me more information If you would like to give back to the website come back and share what you learned in order to help others Good luck Johnny wrote March 21st 2012 at 18 01 Maybe the question will be repeated but I don t see precise references for specific laws so I ll ask again Especially because there is a serious confusion about long term definition It appears that the 5 year permit for a 5 year resident is much more long term than a 10 year permit for a 10 year resident while the procedure for issuing both permits is the same I have read the laws thoroughly and I m not sure anymore about anything I am about to apply for a 10 year residential and working permit within a few months By default I m advised to apply for a 10 year residential working permit based on law άρθρο 39 του Νόμου 3731 2008 This is a very important fact as I am not married to anybody in Greece I m not an EU citizen and I ve been here myself last 10 years living and working in Marousi Basically I qualify for any of the long term permissions either by Article 39 of law 3731 2008 or for a 5 years permit based on Π Δ 150 2006 The requirements are identical 1 to live in Greece 5 years or 10 years I ve got it and I had very few months in total being abroad because I ve been working all these years 2 To have the insurance legal status no crim record quite a salary and other formalities 3 To speak Greek and have a diploma A2 in this case Logically speaking it should be identical if I get one or another at the end Both permits should be treated as long term as both are valid 5 years and the issuing procedure is identical Also the legal basis for me is identical for both permits My long term resident STATUS must not be compromised by neither the type of the permit because my STATUS is defined by facts and irrespective of the recognition of the Government in the way of official confirmation written in form of Residential Working permit with one law or another But the laws are so complicated and the legislation of the Council Directive 2003 109 EC is so different in every country in EU that at the end I m not sure anymore It comes that according to your article Only 5 year residential working permit Π Δ 150 2006 is The Long Term which is recognized in the whole EU and that complies to 2003 109 EC Double longer long term 10 year residential working permit law Άρθρο 39 Ν 3731 2008 IS NOT the long term and as such not recognized anywhere else outside Greece Moving from GR to another EU member state would require a new application as if the person was not a long term or permanent resident of Greece thus EU My questions concerns are the following 1 Can you please check about 10 years res work permit based on Άρθρο 39 Ν 3731 2008 and if it also complies to 2003 109 EC and if other EU members accept such a permit as a shortcut for reissuing their own permit 2 How can anybody explain the paradox of a 5 years resident having incomparably more freedom with his 5 year permit than a 10 years resident with his 10 years valid permit assuming that the legal basis are identical i e not a child raised in GR not a marriage etc 3 I ve checked a few countries and there they use just a generic definition long term residential working permit E g in France they would accept any other MS long term resident providing that s he has a valid long term permit in the 1st MS and that s he applies in a French prefecture within 3 months for a replacement of Res work permit If the applicant has a job contract in France paid insurance and rental owner contract of the apartment then s he qualifies for French papers and they would issue them I haven t seen in French definition any differences between specific laws in Greece Π Δ 150 2006 vs 3731 2008 They have a general law for all Member States and for all long term permits 4 Is there anything specific in Άρθρο 39 Ν 3731 2008 that qualifies and limits the corresponding permit as local valid only in Greece Please help me solve this out Thank you Johnny PS A few useful links abroad http www uil it immigrazione guida inglese2010 pdf http eur lex europa eu LexUriServ LexUriServ do uri CELEX 32003L0109 en NOT http www pmlp gov lv en pakalpojumi eiropa html Saxo wrote March 22nd 2012 at 12 44 Dear sir Thank you very much for your information I have a long term permit 5 years now I would like to know what documents i need in order to apply 10 years permit Thank you very much Kat Reply March 22nd 2012 at 19 22 Kat is a woman s name so I am not a sir You did not provide enough information on which five year permit you have or your background for me to help you Please visit the grafeio allodapon or dimos office in your municipality to inquire take notes and come back and share your experience It will help me to help others All best Linh wrote March 28th 2012 at 15 04 Your questions were moved to Undocumented workers in Greece allochtonen 2000 wrote March 28th 2012 at 18 31 can the long term resident move from greece to australia because i hear that australia is searching workers from greece if yes what i can do to go there thank you very much Kat Reply March 28th 2012 at 18 39 Unfortunately you are a victim of rumor In articles I ve run on the Twitter feed I clarified that Australia never approved working visas for Greeks And the man seeking to import Greek taxi drivers failed to mention that these people would need to have dual citizenship with Australia or be qualifying family members of Australian citizens Australia is not looking for workers from Greece You can visit the Australian immigration bureau http www immi gov au I found the link through a simple Google search A residence permit issued by Greece is only good for Greece The EU wide permit described above is only recognized by certain EU nations as I say in the section Long term EU wide permits of other nations Nathi wrote March 31st 2012 at 01 58 Dear Mrs Kat First of all I would like to express my deep appreciation for your kind efforts in providing info to people in need I went through most of the comments and your reply And I ve noticed a matter that has to do Permanent Resident Permit There are quite a number of non EU citιzen who hold this permit including me without being locked in marriage with a Greek citιzen This permit was given in 2009 for those who lived legally more than 10 years since 1998 the first legalization But since 2010 the government stop giving the permanent one and replaced it with the 10 years So if someone says to you I ve permanent permit with no wed lock with Greek they mean that they have ΑΟΡΙΣΤΗΣ ΔΙΑΡΧΕΙΑΣ N 3386 05 άρθρα 91 παρ 2 I personally well know that this permanent permit is valid to work live only in Greece not in other EU countries except to travel and stay for 3 months I hope this info can assist a bit Surafel wrote March 31st 2012 at 21 57 Hello I am from Asia and I and my wife have a permanent resident permit of Greece which allows us to work live only here Our 11 years old boy got Greek citizen recently Do we have any possibility to work and live in the EU because we are parents of EU citizen Thank you in advance Kat Reply March 31st 2012 at 22 14 In nearly all countries in the world citizenship rights pass from parent to child not from child to parent Greece is no different Your child can go anywhere in the EU but you can only live in Greece You can go somewhere else in the EU by acquiring the EU wide permit described above or by going through naturalization to get Greek citizenship Otherwise you must start from zero and qualify for a residence work permit of the desired country according to their laws riaz wrote April 21st 2012 at 16 52 hello i am from Pakistan living Greece since 1993 holding Greece Permanent Residence i want to move Belgium what i need from Greece to work in other EU also with Permanent Residence i need also Permanent Residence EC what is the defiance between them can you please tell me thanks a lot Kat Reply April 21st 2012 at 21 00 You did not provide enough information for me to give a customized answer However if you look above your comment you ll see that I ve answered this question several times already I ll repeat it If you are a non EU citizen not married to an EU citizen you can only move to Belgium or certain other EU countries if you have the special EU wide permit described above in the article If you do not have the EU wide permit you must qualify for a new permit from nothing according to Belgium s laws The EU is a union composed of individual countries and each country has its own immigration rules There s no such thing as a permanent resident permit for the entire EU A person gets permanent residence by living working in one country for many years Therefore a permanent resident permit issued by Greece is only good for Greece Once a person moves away from that country he she eventually loses that status You can enjoy free movement in the EU by getting Greek citizenship via naturalization Good luck Moe wrote April 23rd 2012 at 17 10 You seem to be quite knowledgeable of the immigration business and I m more looking for an advice rather than an answer Being an employee of a mutli national company I have the option of either moving to work in greece or australia for a long period of time Between getting the benifits of living and working in greece or australia which would you recommend Ignore the salary factor Regards Kat Reply April 24th 2012 at 00 49 I m flattered that you would ask but what you see as a benefit may not be what I consider a benefit so polling complete strangers is unwise when making life decisions Answers come from within Everything I have to say on the subject is covered at Should I move to Greece Wishing you all the best peter wrote April 25th 2012 at 08 59 I have question about the documents required for applying for the 5 year permit A couple documents related to tax that is we must have last two years returns and a certificate from tax office that we do not owe any taxes to government Being a financially independent resident permit holder I do not work or earn in Greece and hence do not file tax returns here Would this be an issue Kat Reply April 25th 2012 at 23 58 The EU wide status is only for those who work and derive income in Greece which is why Greek tax statements are requested You do not work or derive income in Greece Therefore you are not eligible Should you want to move to another EU country you simply apply for a financially independent permit according to that country s rules jORDAN wrote May 14th 2012 at 15 47 I am trying to find out where i can do the free lessons for obtaining the certificate as i would like to renew my permint for 5 years now I live and work legaly in Mykonos BUT i can not find nowhere any information about this lessons or where the exams are held the dates etc i have been living in Greece for 7 years and have been to private schools so i am quite ok speaking and writing in Greek so maybe there is a chance i can just take the exam A2 instead of going to the scool to make 150 hours My kindly regards and thank you in advance Kat Reply May 14th 2012 at 16 06 Your question is already answered in the article above In the section How to apply read what it says in 7 then click the link for Free Greek language lessons It tells you where to sign up for lessons If there is no class or exam listed for Mykonos contact the Main Office In the same article there is a section called When and where examinations are given ASIF wrote June 8th 2012 at 11 28 I just want to know the difference between EU wide card and permanent residence card or 10 years residence card Are permanent residence card or 10years residence card valid to move and work in EU Thanks Kat Reply June 8th 2012 at 12 03 As it says in the article and in comments above yours in response to those who asked the same question the 10 year permanent residence card for Greece is NOT valid to move to another EU country Only the special EU wide permit described in the article above grants that right to some not all countries See the section Can I move to another EU country Jaantje wrote June 19th 2012 at 15 38 Your question was moved to FAQ Greek permits ahmda wrote June 21st 2012 at 13 36 Your question was moved to FAQ Greek residence and work permits Mari wrote June 25th 2012 at 17 06 Your question was moved to Current EU countries Vickie wrote July 30th 2012 at 15 44 Thank you for posting such useful info My question is a bit different from the others I am from Asia and my parents got their five year EU wide residence permit in Spain I am married to a Greek From what I read it is ok for my parents to live in Greece for long periods two years or so however I am wondering if they have to register report to Greek government Thank you in advance Kat Reply July 31st 2012 at 01 08 Whether your parents can come live in Greece depends on what the EU wide permit issued by Spain entitles them to do a Not all permits issued in the EU grant equal rights so the article above does not apply to them as it pertains to EU wide permits issued by Greece I am not an expert on Spain b The fact you live in Greece and are married to a Greek is irrelevant c All non EU citizens need to apply swap for a permit in Greece They need to ask Spanish authorities what their permit entitles them to do then check with Greek consulate embassy nearest their residence on what permit would be granted if they moved here Some countries do not swap EU wide for EU wide which means your parents could lose EU wide status and be given a Greek permit that only entitles them to live in Greece In that case they would then need to fulfill all requirements stated in the article above to earn back that status If they only plan to live in Greece for 2 3 years and move on it won t be possible bodiulalam wrote July 31st 2012 at 23 23 i have resident and work permit in greece since 2006 now about 18 month i no job but i pay self ekka IKA 2011 the next year i go to germany for work here i find a job but my pepar paper is not permit work in germany so i back to greece and go to demose dimosio for eu work permit but no find now i want this paper how can i find this eu work permit please help me Kat Reply August 1st 2012 at 09 44 Greek residence work permits are only for Greece If you want an EU wide permit you need to follow the instructions and submit the documents and fees listed above in the article The information can only help you if you help yourself saki ji wrote August 11th 2012 at 21 26 mr kat is eu long term residance residence card valid for norwey norway swiss etc i mean can a holder of EU LTR card reside and work in norwey norway Kat Reply August 12th 2012 at 10 07 Kat is a woman s name so I am not a mr You did not provide enough information for me to give an answer However please see the answers I gave commentator bodiulalam right above you and admirruci who asked the same question plus read the section Can I move to another EU country in the article Ashu Dhingra wrote August 17th 2012 at 14 10 Hello I am living in Greece since 10 years I have a 10 year resident permit I want to know if with this permit I may work in Italy because I want to move in Italy Kat Reply August 17th 2012 at 14 44 You did not provide enough information for me to help you but this question has been answered many times before in the article and questions above you See the last two comments on this post hari wrote November 22nd 2012 at 18 46 Comment 1 Well I have a Greek permanent resident card but I am not from any EU countries and married with Greek women Does it mean that i don t need visa to travel and work in Canada UK or other EU countries please help me with this Comment 2 I am not Greek nor related with any other EU countries but I am holding Greek permanent resident card as my wife is Greek citizen Do i need visa to travel and work in another EU countries and how about America and Canada Is only holding PR is enough or there are something that I have to follow Do I have to go back to my country to apply for the visa Kat Reply November 22nd 2012 at 22 58 You previously left a question under the name nuvam and I sourced the information from November 6 2011 to answer your current question First you have a 5 year residence card You do not have a permanent resident card Permanent resident status is only granted to non EU citizens who have been living in Greece for 10 years or married to Greek EU citizens for

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  • Conversations from a day in my life, as a non-blonde lesbian, liar, thief, uneducated American that no speak good English
    are the people from Greece called In any case you are providing a service to all the people who do a Google search with the same question The Scorpion wrote October 22nd 2007 at 03 50 Or my favorite My American aunt asks me if people in Greece use Grecian Formula to dye their hair Do they even have that product here Or when they ask about the Grecian people or Grecian language I don t think I ve heard Greeks refer to themselves as Grecians Lol AussieGreek wrote July 13th 2008 at 07 55 I m currently visiting family in Athens which is rare as I live in Australia and being only half Greek I can t speak the language and visiting this country is like being in China no difference for me Everything is strange and foreign Last night I asked a taxi driver at a bus station how much to drop me off 2 kms down the road He said 200 euros Then he laughed and said 3 euros but you must spend ALL night with me I said no I just want to go home He said ok 200 euros He did drop me off and it was only 3 euros but not after offering himself countless times again What is it with Greek taxi drivers Aren t they getting enough Kat wrote July 13th 2008 at 18 10 S The only time I ve heard the word Grecian used is in Shelley s poem Ode to a Grecian Urn AG LOL Thanks for leaving a comment today Your story brought tears to my eyes and I m glad nothing weird happened in the end I have a story that started the same but ended rather disgustingly Greece is still a beautiful place and I m sure your family will help you enjoy yourself Have a nice stay KT wrote July 14th 2008 at 01 47 I m not sure what it is about cab drivers but I can remember a few times when I took a cab and things did not go well Americana eisai eh so your american kai exeis kai diko sou spiti and you have your own house I would say no it s my parents i m just living here A few weeks before I left from Greece I took a cab to go to my house 2km distance and we almost crashed 3 times until he took me home because he was flirting with me According to my aunt in Greece cab drivers are not to be trusted Greece is still beautiful but the people there SUCK maria v wrote July 21st 2008 at 14 39 here s my dollar s worth to add to your story i went to the tax department and filled out a form which I then had to sign The woman cleark looked at my signature and excalimed Oh you re signing in English I dont know if we can accept that I had to tell her that the police did in my ID card She showed no sign of embarrassment for her stupidity Simon Baddeley wrote August 8th 2008 at 03 50 About two years ago an English hotelier told me that we would delight in Greece and enjoy our time here while we remain in harvest but once we started if we ever did harvesting we d encounter a very different world I guess that distinction applies in lots of places though I did not encounter it in my years working in USA and I was doing other jobs to pay for my academic fees while also working at my university in Ann Arbor It makes me realise how incredibly useful but also potentially subversive your website is with all the help it offers to people wishing to harvest for even a subsistence crop Simon Ann wrote December 8th 2008 at 04 36 Really funny blog and really funny dialogues Indeed bureaucracy lack of professional opportunities and turned on taxi drivers can be a burden not only to foreigners like yourself but also to locals I must say how honored i feel that people like you choose my country in order to live work and learn the language I ve lived abroad and visited many countries Every time i met good people bad people stupid people etc I had good and bad experiences Difference is i chose to talk about both sides You seem ecstatic to trash the country you have tried so badly to live in No one forced you right You choose to refer to Greeks as stupid or ignorant people who take advantage of poor foreigners like yourself Isolated incidents occur of course like in every other country but if it was such a big hell you wouldn t be here Less negativity and more respect to the country that welcomed you would do miracles to a whiner like yourself Enjoy and use the bus Kat wrote December 8th 2008 at 07 28 The passive aggressive tone and narrowmindedness of your comment made it obvious to me you hadn t read many posts and I confirmed you read only five of 300 articles on this website I do say that Greeks and non Greeks alike are subject to this treatment not only in this post and its comments but nearly everywhere on this website In my life it s widespread and not at all isolated I do portray both sides I do inject optimism and humor into personal stories two qualities I attribute to my survival I do say the majority of my friends are Greek and intelligent people Why would I trash them Greeks made similar or worse comments but you ll say that s their right My stories from 11 years in residence are too honest for the sweep it under the rug mentality so prevalent here and probably touched a nerve but you won t admit and instead accuse me of whining One word Chauvinism On the other hand I m a citizen from a flawed country and am not afraid to say so when everyone in the world criticizes it even if they ve never lived a day in the USA or visited Your country that reference in itself is indication of the kind of nationalism foreigners face did NOT welcome me these are not my worst stories and sharing true life experiences does not connotate disrespect This website is full of generosity and love but you choose to not see it Your fellow Greeks also deem posts about my personal experiences as objective and required reading for anyone living and working in Greece P S Taking the bus is worse than a taxi though it is my main form of transport I m subject to staring improper touching bordering on molestation unprovoked comments and swearing and people physically pulling me from my seat by both arms to give to a young Greek man I wasn t going to tell that story but since you brought it up Thank you for your unsolicited advice and name calling Two more things that have made me feel so welcome in Greece Dermot wrote December 8th 2008 at 23 01 Have to comment on all of this My wife and I have been living in Crete for about 18 months now having been on holidays many times previous to that We are finding out the good and the bad of living in Greece We have the most wonderful neighbours who will give us anything and the only thing we can do in return is give them the occasional lift to the local city They have been impossibly generous because we are helping them with their olive harvest which is a very different and exciting experience for us they insist on giving us more than enough olive oil for the whole year and a plentiful supply of firewood for our woodburning stove When we moved here they had no idea of who we were we are from Ireland but they embraced us like like relatives That is not to say that we are blind to the dodgy aspects of living here Attitudes towards women are far behind what we are used to in our part of the world but on the other hand we would not have dreamed of leaving anything down in Ireland wallet etc without expecting it to be robbed in double quick time Here in Crete people regularly leave motorbikes with keys in and all sorts of stuff on the carrier and handlebars in the middle of the city Chania and expect it to still be there when they return which it invariably is All in all we think that life here is very good despite some medieval attitudes in some areas but with correspinding upsides in others The unstinting generosity the touchy feely ness so lacking in the northern hemispherse is a little bit disconcerting but all the more precious for that Alexia wrote February 3rd 2009 at 09 28 I stumbled upon your blog and really enjoyed it I m making a feature length documentary about Athenian taxi drivers and hope to wrap it up this year If you are interested there s a trailer at the web address I gave I want to follow your posts Is there a page on your blog where I can find bookmarks like Digg or Delicious Thanks Alexia Kat Reply February 3rd 2009 at 23 49 Hi Alexia thank you for stopping by and saying hi I ll look at your trailer and website when I have more free time There are currently no Digg or Delicious options however you can click the RSS icon near the URL and subscribe or set up a Google Yahoo MSN reader which will notify you of new or updated posts and comments Demitris wrote February 8th 2009 at 15 31 That taxi driver sounds like a certified idiot I avoid using the taxi s like the plague when i m in Greece but I know that s not always possible Some professionalism would go a looong way in making this service attractive again to me and many other people Dermot has put forward some excellent points I wholeheartedly agree with what he says It s actually a lot better to live in the rural parts of Greece if you can do so Alternatively mid sized cities towns are not bad either if you can get work there Kat Reply February 8th 2009 at 23 47 There are good taxi drivers I know some Living in Greece is a different experience for everyone I respect what Dermot says but I ve not experienced the same thing over 11 years living in various parts of Greece rural island urban as a non EU citizen who must work That said there are pros and cons to living anywhere My post was a specific example of everyday conversations from my life and the stereotypes people put on me done with humor It was meant to be funny not a serious or representative statement of how it is for everyone Ilektra wrote November 1st 2010 at 19 09 Comment 1 Conversation with an American taxi driver picking me up from the airport note I speak fluent English driver So where are you flying from me Vancouver I was at a conference driver But do you live here You have an accent me Yes I live here but I m from Greece driver Oh Greece nice It s a beautiful country me Yes it is Have you ever been there driver No but I d like to go Where in Greece are you from me Thessaloniki driver What me Thessaloniki The second larger city of Greece driver me Not Athens driver A ok Do you like Pakistani food me Yes I like all food driver There s a very good Pakistani restaurant near here Do you want to go for dinner with me me No thanks driver But why Are you married me No driver So why not come for dinner with me me I just want to get home driver You know you look very beautiful and healthy yes he did say healthy Why not come for dinner with me me Thanks for the compliment but I just want to get home please driver But the rest of the ride went like that since I couldn t just get off the taxi in the middle of suburbia So to make a long story short taxi drivers are a funny bunch everywhere in the world I personally enjoy their company no matter how weird it gets at times and life is tough for immigrants everywhere so will you please stop s talking about my country Please PS Your ex boss is a d ck though I wonder how you managed to stand him for so long PS1 Why don t you get your degree recognized from DOATAP It ll take like 6 7 months but I think there s no substantial fee and it may save you a lot of trouble in the long term Comment 2 You know what You re right I m sorry Really I just realized you re just doing the well deserving complaining towards a society that s functioning quite differently from what you re used to exactly like I was doing when I was living in the US As an outsider more of how I mean this later please don t take it the wrong way just yet you have the clear view to spot and spell out things nice and frankly Exactly like I was doing in the US But do you know what my American friends told me at that time something I ll never EVER say outside of a blatantly obvious joke If you don t like it go back to your miserable country So yeah please don t go back to your country just realize that sometimes you re painting an unfairly negative picture about a place that some people hold dearly Examples Well not all Greeks or the successful happy ones are well connected bribing tax evading slimeballs or comfy housewives depending on their parents Greeks are not more macho than say Italy or the US the only place in the western world where it s considered ok to be a housewife not more unfriendly to foreigners than Germany or Switzerland and not more proud than Spaniards or French Greek bureucracy is not worse than the UK one and there s as much English spoken at public services as in French ones The health care and education system is among the most free in the world and quite decent too And the list goes on So about this outsider thing I m not saying it in a chauvinistic way Greece is by now your country as much as it is mine and I hate the stringent immigration laws as much as any random Greek born Albanian does But it s this strange love rooted so deep you can t even notice for the place you were raised in and is part of who you are which you don t have for Greece and I don t have for the US or any other place I ve lived in I bump into it all the time bickering with my American boyfriend so apparently it s not a uniquely Greek thing So maybe this is why I we native Greeks sometimes feel like someone is stepping on our toes when they speak the ugly truth about stuff we ourselves complain about all the time freely as you pointed out Maybe it s just that and not the feeling I have that you re seeing things out of context And as it seems I have to prove my street cred here I ve never been supported by parents spouse exactly like you I left Greece 10 years ago to study and pursue a career that is only possible in very specific places in the world well even less so in Greece due to its poor funding for science I m not going back to Greece anytime soon if at all due to the previously mentioned narrow career choices for me and I m perfectly fine with it not much nostos left here And I was browsing your site to find some info about wedding citizenship technicalities for my future American husband very helpful indeed even with the dose of venom of the person that has been through it and suffered enough thanks and then stuck around to find out what your deal really was before I went unfairly ballistic on you A and I told you about the DOATAP thing because I did it recently and it was quite a breeze compared to Greek bureucracy pains in general and I could share some practical advise if you want Anyways I didn t mean to drug this publicly but you don t give a choice of private communication sorry I don t twit Have a nice day Kat Reply November 1st 2010 at 19 58 Contrary to your generalization I never said all taxi drivers were this way This was a humorous post based on factual stories from my life are you saying I m not allowed to tell the truth I don t work for the EOT and my worst stories have yet to be told publicly If you took it negatively perhaps you should ask yourself why since I have no control over your perspective and you could have closed the browser at any time during your 3 hours on my website My ex boss is who he is we grew to respect each other and I found him humorous Why I tolerated him I m not a beneficiary depending on a husband or parents to support me financially and I don t quit or have tantrums when life hands me challenges An immigrant in Greece something you

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  • Greek ombudsman
    whether this is customary or not It s not something I can help you with You cannot get your money back or file a complaint with the Ombudsman unless it is a violation of some kind or a case of maladministration Terry wrote June 20th 2012 at 15 39 All I m looking for is a working phone number for the harbor police or authority for Galaxidi Delphon I would really like an email address as a serious issue has be posted to the net that they should know about I can t get any answer at the I ve seen on the harbor authority page 22650 41390 What can I do Thank you PS I am a Greek citizen living in Galaxidi 9 years Kat Reply June 21st 2012 at 01 43 I would call the Galaxidi municipality and point out the number on its official website is wrong then push them to find the right one maybe they ll even update the page Failing that if I lived in Galaxidi I d march down to the port and ask for it I m sure these aren t new ideas to you being as you re a Greek who lives there and runs a website about the area so I m a little surprised you re asking a lowly American in Athens for advice Andrea wrote June 25th 2012 at 19 48 Your question was moved to Greek passport Masha wrote October 2nd 2012 at 00 09 Where should I turn to get a mediation in relationships my ex bf and his parents It is kind of complicated I can t rely just on friends and would like to make it official Would that press them into more vulnerable position tina wrote July 10th 2013 at 00 24 Your comment question was moved to Long term EU wide residency permit for Greece GOGO wrote August 16th 2013 at 18 29 Your comment question was moved to IKA offices in Greece Olga Patricia wrote October 13th 2013 at 22 57 Me llamo Olga Patricia y soy colombiana y fue casada con el señor PANAYOYIS fue casada en la Provincia de Egio y mi esposo fallecio en el 2002 desde esta fecha estoy tramitando mi derecho a la Pensión hasta la fecha no he obtenido respuesta Solicito a la oficina del IKA si me pueden enviar una respuesta o en que van mis tramites los cuales los esta procesando el abogado TEODOROS AN PEGIANOUITS Muchas gracias Kat Reply October 14th 2013 at 00 21 No soy IKA y yo no trabajo para el gobierno griego No le dé a la información privada en Internet o que sea robado Contactar por teléfono de una oficina IKA Usted debe hablar griego Evanthia wrote January 24th 2014 at 18 54 Your question was transferred to IKA offices in Greece penny wrote May 3rd 2014 at 01 17 Your inquiry was moved to IKA offices in Greece Theodore wrote October 9th 2014 at 22 47 Hello I born in Areti Elias and I worked a few years in Athens and a couple years in Germany then Tank God I came and work in USA now I am 67 years and I file with Greek IKA 21 12 2011 and they made a decision base what they could found and because I did not agree with their decision I ask for a recount ensima the work days and they denied because I could not be there then I notice there is not USA is GREECE I agree with them at least to give what they decide but is been more then 2 5 years but I havened receive any thing yet maybe they wait for me to tied first I very disappointed with Greek IKA I am seemed to say I am Greek they never answer the phones and when they do they don t know anything why they pick up the phone or why they have 10 or more phone numbers Please publish this comments Thank you much Kat Reply October 11th 2014 at 10 57 I m a private non Greek citizen running this website in my spare time I don t represent IKA or the Greek government but my taxes pay for public offices to assist you Please file a complaint with the Ombudsman at http www synigoros gr en index htm con wrote October 31st 2014 at 14 53 hi im writing on behalf of my mother she cant get in touch with ika they gave her 10 numbers none answer only the main office witch she says we have nothing to do ring the other numbers what can she do we live in australia Kat Reply October 31st 2014 at 15 35 That s how it is in Greece which is why the majority of transactions are still conducted in person If you have a complaint about IKA you need to use the link I provide above in section Where do I go to file one online with the ombudsman I m a private citizen running this website in my unpaid spare time and am unable to help further All best lize wrote January 25th 2015 at 20 38 First off thank you for your informative website I ve used it a few times Not much in Greece is straight forward But your website helps to shed some light on how things are done here If at all possible please could you provide me with the contact details for the ombudsman dealing with complaints regarding legal representation I ve had dealings with a lawyer who was dishonest and extremely unprofessional and I wish to lay a formal complaint against him Thank you very much for any advice or assistance Kat Reply January 28th 2015 at 20 20 Thanks so much for your kind words and your question There isn t an ombudsman for lawyers What you d need to do is file a complaint with the Bar Association in his her

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  • Best places to work in Greece 2010
    Industry Manufacturing Production Food products Ownership Private Job search tastycareers gr Note Website has job listings in Greek only and CVs are only accepted via online form for posted vacancies 5 AXA INSURANCE Size 252 employees Industry Financial Services Insurance Ownership Private Careers www axa insurance gr Note In Greek only Athens Michalakopoulou 48 115 28 Τel 210 72 68 000 Fax 210 72 68 810 Email cv career axa insurance gr 6 ATHENIAN BREWERY Size 1277 employees Industry Manufacturing Production Food products Ownership Private Career Section Job opportunities Note In Greek only Leof Kifisou 107 122 41 Aigaleo Tel 30 210 53 84 911 Fax 30 210 53 84 412 Email hr grathenian heineken com 7 ASTRA ZENECA Size 371 employees Industry Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals Ownership Private Vacancies www astrazeneca gr 8 WURTH HELLAS Size 299 employees Industry Manufacturing Production Metal Ownership Private Job opportunities www wurth gr Note In Greek only Athens 23th km Ethnikis Odou Athinon Lamias 145 68 Kryoneri Tel 210 62 90 800 Fax 210 81 34 756 Email personnel wurth gr 9 CLUB HOTEL CASINO LOUTRAKI Size 1703 employees Industry Hotel Resort Ownership Private Etaireia www clubhotelloutraki gr Notes website contact info is in English but Career section is in Greek Send CV to hr career clubhotelloutraki gr Telefax 27440 60581 10 ERICSSON HELLAS Size 260 employees Industry Telecommunications Ownership Private Careers www ericsson com Small Companies 50 250 Employees 1 BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB Size 167 employees Industry Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals Ownership Private Careers www bms greece gr Notes No English has career section but no listings Athens Attikis 49 53 Propodidos 2 152 35 Vrilissia Phone 210 6074 300 6074 400 Fax 210 6074 333 Thessaloniki 19th km National Road Neon Moudanion 570 01 Thermi Phone 23920 21600 Fax 23920 21555 2 PSIMITIS Size 75 employees Industry Medical sales distribution Ownership Private Notes Clear navigation in both English and Greek 3 MANPOWER Size 54 employees Industry Professional Services Staffing Recruitment Ownership Private Job Search www manpower com gr 4 AION Size 63 employees Industry Retail Carpets Ownership Private Careers No listings no contacts listed 5 DATA COMMUNICATION Size 76 employees Industry Information Technology Software Ownership Private Job vacancies www datacomm gr Note website has limited English vacancies listed in Greek English Athens P Tsaldari Zaimi 2 15127 Melissia Fax 210 8040408 Email jobs datacomm gr 6 CHARTIS HELLAS Size 165 employees Industry Financial Services Insurance Ownership Private Careers www chartisinsurance com 7 INTERNATIONAL LIFE Size 64 employees Industry Financial Services Insurance Ownership Private Note Has clear navigation in English and Greek 8 MEDTRONIC HELLAS Size 65 employees Industry Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals Ownership Private Career Opportunities www medtronic com Contact Info in English 9 GENESIS PHARMA Size 197 employees Industry Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals Ownership Private Human Resources www genesispharma gr 10 XEROX HELLAS Size 133 employees Industry Information Technology Hardware Ownership Private Vacancies www xerox gr Note In Greek only Athens Leof Syngrou 127 11745 Fax 210 9311 075 Sources Εταιρικές παροχές στο εργασιακό περιβάλλον To Vima Best

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    Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals Ownership Private Career opportunities www abbott gr Note No English Leof Vouliagmenis 512 Alimos 174 56 Tel 210 9985 222 Fax 210 9958 360 3 MILLENNIUM BANK Size 1456 employees Industry Financial Services Insurance Banking Credit Ownership Private Human Resources www millenniumbank gr Note Has English but vacancy section is in Greek Email CV Cover letter to Web Human Resources millenniumbank gr 4 TASTY FOODS Size 830 employees Industry Manufacturing Production Food products Ownership Private Job search tastycareers gr Note Website and job listings are in Greek and CVs are accepted online for posted vacancies only 5 HEWLETT PACKARD HELLAS Size 252 employees Industry Information Technology Ownership Private Careers www hp gr Notes website is in Greek job section is in English but there are no listings 6 CLUB HOTEL CASINO LOUTRAKI Size 1754 employees Industry Hotel Resort Ownership Private Etaireia www clubhotelloutraki gr Notes website contact info is in English but Career section is in Greek Send CV to hr career clubhotelloutraki gr Telefax 27440 60581 7 VIVECHROM Size 266 employees Industry Manufacturing Production Chemicals Ownership Private HR www vivechrom gr 8 HELLENIC POST BANK Size 1507 employees Industry Financial Services Insurance Banking Credit Ownership Private Notes Has English but no Career section 9 MARFIN EGNATIA BANK Size 2955 employees Industry Financial Services Insurance Banking Credit Ownership Private Career section No listings Notes Has CV submission in English 10 DELOITTE Size 362 employees Industry Professional Consulting Actuarial Risk Assessment Ownership Private Careers www deloitte gr Small Companies 50 250 Employees 1 PISCINES IDEALES Size 135 employees Industry Construction Swimming pools Ownership Private Careers Choose English or French in bottom right corner Navigate to Company Career 2 MICROSOFT HELLAS Size 113 employees Industry Information Technology Ownership Private Careers www microsoft com hellas Notes Listings in both English and Greek 3 BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB Size 166 employees Industry Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals Ownership Private Careers www bms greece gr Notes No English has career section but no listings Athens Attikis 49 53 Propodidos 2 152 35 Vrilissia Phone 210 6074 300 6074 400 Fax 210 6074 333 Thessaloniki 19th km National Road Neon Moudanion 570 01 Thermi Phone 23920 21600 Fax 23920 21555 4 CISCO HELLAS Size 50 employees Industry Information Technology Ownership Private Careers www cisco gr Notes No English Has Career section in Greek that links to a central site in English but there are no listings for Greece Monumental Plaza Bldg Γ Leof Kifissias 44 151 25 Marousi Tel 210 6381 300 Fax 210 6381 490 Email contactcisco hellas cisco com 5 AION Size 62 employees Industry Retail Carpets Ownership Private Careers www aion gr Notes Has English but vacancies are only listed in Greek 6 PSIMITIS Size 72 employees Industry Medical sales distribution Ownership Private Notes Clear navigation in both English and Greek 7 3M HELLAS Size 105 employees Industry Manufacturing Production Ownership Private Job opportunities www 3m gr Notes No English no listings Kifissias 20 151 25 Marousi Tel 210 6885 300 Email Contact form 8

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  • Best places to work in Greece 2008
    address listed F Ginosati 19 144 52 Metamorfosi Athens Phone 210 288 9000 Fax 210 285 1430 Email grkfhhr krafteurope com 8 EXODUS Size 112 employees Industry Information Technology Ownership Private Career Section www exodus gr 9 BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB Size 195 employees Industry Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals Ownership Private Career section www bms greece gr Notes No English has career section but no listings Athens Attikis 49 53 Propodidos 2 152 35 Vrilissia Phone 210 6074 300 6074 400 Fax 210 6074 333 Thessaloniki 19th km National Road Neon Moudanion 570 01 Thermi Phone 23920 21600 Fax 23920 21555 10 PRAKTIKER HELLAS Size 1416 employees Industry Retail Home Store Ownership Private Career Section www praktiker gr Notes Has career section but no listings candidates are requested to send their CVs in Greek 11 HELLENIC AEROSPACE INDUSTRY HAI Size 2766 employees Industry Aerospace Ownership Government Career section None 12 MELLON COLLECTION SERVICES Size 276 employees Industry Financial Services Insurance Ownership Private Career section www mellongroup com gr 13 UCB Size 133 employees Industry Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals Ownership Private Career Section www ucb group com 14 TASTY FOODS Size 757 employees Industry Food products Ownership Private Career Section tastycareers gr Notes Website and jobs listings in Greek and CVs are accepted via online form for posted vacancies only 22nd Km Athinion Lamias National Rd Agios Stefanos Phone 210 629 8000 30 Fax 210 621 8100 Email tasty hr intl pepsico com 15 AIG GREECE defunct Size 141 employees Industry Financial Services and Insurance Ownership Private Career Section www aig greece gr Notes English version contains limited info job listings in Greek only 16 ALDEMAR HOTELS SPA Size 1290 employees Industry Hotel and Hospitality Ownership Private Career Section www aldemarhotels com Notes Only in Greek 17 HEWLETT PACKARD HELLAS Size 231 employees Industry Information Technology Ownership Private Career Section www hp gr Notes No English website but career section link is in English 18 PIRAEUS DIRECT SERVICES Size 209 employees Industry Financial Services and Insurance Ownership Private Career Section None 19 EAGLES PALACE HOTEL SPA Size 83 employees Industry Hotel and Hospitality Ownership Private Career Section None English website has contact info 20 HELLENIC FABRICS Size 453 employees Industry Textiles Ownership Private Career Section Submit your CV form Notes No listings use link to submit your CV in Greek or send to hrm hellenicfabrics gr Related Posts Best places to work in Greece 2007 Getting a job at an American Embassy Common jobs for foreigners in Greece Myth vs reality Logo from greatplacetowork com Article last updated on July 22 2009 Permalink No comments yet Sorry comments are closed at this time Greek News RT PGiannakouris Clouds over the ancient Acropolis hill Ap photo Petros Giannakouris https t co jFy9mSPzNA RT nytimesworld Tales of break ins burglaries and robberies accompany the Greek debt crisis http t co dPVxf6vOb2 http t co diLJm39OQa RT graemewearden Greek parliament approves bailout reform package as it happened http t co qs5iiGi4Ju http t co 64IhO9LCts RT TheEconomist Here

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    com Career section www velti com 14 CITIBANK CONSUMER BANK Size 1393 employees Industry Financial Services Insurance Banking Credit Services Ownership Private Achaias 3 145 64 Ν Kifissia Phone 210 8186 000 801 11 12484 Career section www citibank gr Navigate by going to Site Map Information Employment Notes Has English in bottom right corner 15 PIRAEUS BANK Size 4543 employees Industry Financial Services Insurance Banking Credit Services Ownership Private Career section www piraeusbank gr 16 NESTLE HELLAS Size 526 employees Industry Industrial Services Food Ownership Private Career section www nestle gr Notes No English job listings and submission process in Greek Athens Patroklou 4 151 25 Marousi Phone 210 6884 111 Fax 210 6800 810 Patra Old National Road of Patra Athinon Ag Lavras 2 26 500 Aktaion Phone 2610 99 07 62 63 Fax 2610 99 07 64 17 MELLON COLLECTION SERVICES Size 283 employees Industry Financial Services Insurance Ownership Private Career section www mellongroup com 18 PERNOD RICARD HELLAS Size 173 employees Industry Beverage Distributor Ownership Private Career section www pernod ricard com 19 INTRALOT Size 353 employees Industry Information Technology Ownership Private Career section www intralot com 20 HELLENIC AEROSPACE INDUSTRY HAI Size 2772 employees Industry Aerospace Ownership Publicly quoted held Head Office Athens Tower 2 4 Mesogion Ave 115 27 Athens Phone 210 7799 622 Fax 210 7797 670 Career section None Related posts Best places to work in Greece 2009 Examples of jobs and salaries in Athens Greece Jobs in Greece or continue your job search using the links in the third column Article updated November 28 2009 Logo from eurocharity org Permalink 6 Comments Unohoo wrote November 2nd 2007 at 21 10 Hey I would have thought that the best two places to work in Greece would be the American Naval Base in Crete and the American Embassy in Athens Good salaries and bagels w cream cheese for breakfast Yummy Ok go ahead and slap me now I know you already covered this in an old post Getting a job at an American Embassy graffic wrote November 8th 2007 at 16 07 I got my job through www dot kariera dot gr Kat wrote February 15th 2008 at 07 35 It s not cultural it s called discrimination Read the article and comments on Value of a university degree in Greece you ll see a bit more from readers They re looking for young beautiful cheap unskilled workers with no responsibilities at home who will work for peanuts it s not about being productive intelligent experienced and mature It s also not just about age it s about connections Apostoli wrote February 15th 2008 at 07 25 I was wonder are most jobs for people under 35 Is it a cultural thing I guess moving to greece for me would be difficult since I am over 35 Sorry if this has been discussed elsewhere Elundin wrote March 7th 2008 at 16 22 Ok unfortunately I m a female around 33 married with no kids yet and Greek Im not pretty im highly intelligent skilled carry tons of work experience my degrees with honors and my 4 languages I do expect fair payment for the quality and quantity of work I will give in return for that money Fair is NO job that will pay me with peanuts 600 euros per month Most interviews I went to I was either overqualified for underqualified for too ugly too about to get knocked up I almost gave up trying and settle for a life at home playing housewife Top incident i had was an interview for a Sales Executive position in a high ranking hotel chain Sales Managers comes into the interview and asks ok and what are we supposed to do if you get pregnant in two years from now I smileyed innocently and fully aware that I had lost the position right then and there gave him my cutest smile and said you will pay for my legal leave and offer all support I am entitled to till I get back Then I got up from my chair turned to the guy and told him that he would hear from my lawyer with a legal suite as big as my bum charging him with discrimination Naturally I never even called my lawyer but it felt good to have him turn blank for a second there After about 2 years of looking going to interviews despairing yes i dont work out of vice but out of necessity as most people i know i finally got called in for an interview at a company called TUI for a totally different job that I hold today I wasnt very keen on that job since it would require relocation for six months each year but i said ok ill just go for the experience of getting interviewed by a multinational company The interview lasted about an hour was thorough and focused on my skill and my behavior rather than my bum or my looks I got offered a better job in the end More fitting to my skills and education and work experience And that solely because my company does not discriminate but prefers putting skilled people into work Any bimbo can pick up the phone but it takes someone with 10 grams of brains to actually make a solid dialogue with I admit I could receive a better payment but considering the market atm I am happy with what I have Its a very multinational environment we have people from all over Europe working here Its fun and stable The point of this post Greece is a horrible country especially if youre a woman around the reproductive age But if you dig deep enough and hold on you WILL get your break Just dont be blind enough to pass it And dont think for a second that your problems are related to the fact that you are a foreigner Its the same thing for us as well

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  • Q & A: Strikes and riots in Greece
    nothing I can say or do to calm you if your mind is made up What do want your reality to be 6 What about the photos and footage I see on the news Photos videos and live footage of conflict and things on fire are real no doubt But remember that these are snapshots of a moment and media agencies are in business to make money Protests and strikes in Greece have a predictable rhythm and progression and local media and long time correspondents who live and work in Greece understand that Greeks abroad who parachute into Athens for a one off report can sometimes be clouded by nostalgia and information from foreign correspondents who live elsewhere is less reliable because they fly into Athens with the specific purpose of gathering exciting footage and do not understand the language and culture As a result they don t ask the right questions wrongly interpret what s happening and end up portraying Greece and Greeks inaccurately Protesters are hostile toward foreign correspondents for this reason and residents laugh at their ignorance and then try to undo or live with the damage Headlines splash words like violence erupts cripple embattled clash still at war Athens on fire descending into chaos because they have three seconds to get your attention Photographers get published because they produce something amazing to look at so it s in their interest to file photos the public wants to see Want to see what a Greek protest looks like 99 5 percent of the time See Der Spiegel s gallery from July 18 2013 or 1 4 of The Guardian s Slideshow from June 28 2011 Editors must decide if stories are newsworthy and what happens at the majority of protests would not make the cut This is why you only see those few minutes It would be easy to fault journalists but they d have nothing to capture and police would have no one to suppress if nothing happened so fault falls squarely on the troublemakers The media and audience also feed off each other if the general public didn t want to see the photos and footage the media would not provide and replay them Reporters are not perfect but the public will blindly trust them especially if backed by a brand name and want their views validated however wrong Examples a A BBC correspondent called the mountza finger pointing waving which was one of a dozen errors he made He eventually corrected himself and hired a local Greek fixer but not before spreading misinformation on several occasions Hilariously he now has a book on protests Even sadder people think he s a great reporter b The Daily Mail reported that 5 million Greeks are fare dodgers because the writer observed that no one had an Athens metro ticket or validated it in the machine The truth is most residents have prepaid monthly cards and are not obliged to buy or validate a ticket No correction has been issued Don t let this be you Aris Messinis AFP via The Guardian 7 Will there be tear gas Depends Riot police use tear gas and flash grenades to disperse crowds that appear to be getting temperamental If the crowd is peaceful there s no need In live broadcasts and live blogging tweeting foreign correspondents and so called citizen journalists intentionally wait in sensitive areas with gas masks or head into an area of conflict then complain of being tear gassed Do not follow their example and do not be a riot tourist Use common sense or accept the consequences of your actions If you are caught off guard go immediately inside a hotel store to recover or to a hospital if it s more serious Hot spots are well known and your hotel concierge or a local person can advise you on how to avoid them with alternative routes 8 Are Greeks resentful toward tourists Residents and business owners of all nationalities are grateful you chose Greece for your vacation holiday The majority of businesses companies cafes and restaurants stay open during strikes because we are fighting for survival and need your patronage Above all we want you to have a good time If you experience resentment or racism these are qualities specific to the individual It s not an excuse but we re all human with our own problems and fair share of bad days 9 When will the next strike be Will be on strike when I come to Greece on Where can I find information on strikes You can find a list of strikes and information on strikers unions and where when to find announcements at livingingreece gr strikes What are my rights if my flight is canceled due to an air traffic controllers strike Telegraph Travel 10 What can I do Stay informed of strikes Be alert not paranoid Be honest about who you are and what you re willing to accept If you want things your way or like the security comfort of known factors there s nothing wrong with booking a package tour or all inclusive resort where risk is minimized if sanitized and problems solved by someone else Consider travel insurance Some policies pay out if your flight is canceled delayed or you re otherwise inconvenienced Read the fine print Does your credit card protect you if the company or hotel goes bankrupt Is your plane ticket refundable non refundable changeable for a fee Will you be charged a night s stay at the hotel if you arrive late Is your booking agent available 24 7 if something goes wrong Do you have a backup plan if stranded Select a different country If you expect schedules to run on time transparent information clear solutions and everything in English Greece may not be the country for you Be open and try embracing the beautiful chaos Greece is not always white sand white pillars and whitewashed houses Things can go wrong but

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