Greece drafts bill to protect Brits living in Greece amid Brexit deal

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Greek Parliament drafted a bill, on Friday, that protects the residence status and rights of current and future British citizens residing in Greece, regardless of whether Brexit passes or not.

Alternate Foreign Affairs Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis led the legislation under the foreign ministry, which will coordinate all aspects of Brexit related to Greece. The bill:

  • Recognises the residency rights of British citizens and families who will have settled in Greece before the date of the UK’s departure from the EU, whenever this occurs.
  • Establishes the reciprocal social security rights and healthcare of British citizens in Greece. 
  • Recognises British driving licenses in Greece and allows their conversion to Greek ones. 
  • Sets the terms and conditions for the establishment and operation of tourist businesses in Greece registered in the United Kingdom.

The bill also addresses the urgent staffing needs of the Customs Directorate General and of the Tax Administration Department of the Independent Public Revenue Authority (AADE), in view of the need to carry out customs controls on passengers and goods.

Sourced via Tornos News.

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