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Uncertainty for Greek expats working in London

Uncertainty for Greek expats working in London

International, Politics
The outcome of Greece’s recent elections has left young Greek Londoners uncertain about their ability to live and work abroad. With Greece’s continued membership in the European Union unclear, Greeks in London are beginning to worry if they will continue to be welcome in their new homes. “If we leave the EU, as has been hinted, I might need a visa to work here,” said Constantine Tyraskis, a London resident for over seven years. “My ability to work here would go away, and that’s why I think most Greeks abroad might have voted differently. It’s remaining in the EU that allows them to do more at the moment.” The 24 year-old treasury analyst, like all Greek expatriates, was not allowed to vote in Greece’s election this year. Greece is only one of four countries in the EU whos
Greeks in London speculate over possible Euro exit

Greeks in London speculate over possible Euro exit

Politics
The recent win by Greek left-wing party Syriza  has prompted much controversy. Greeks living in London are speculating over a possible  ‘Grexit’ or Greek exit from the Eurozone.  By Danai Dimitrakopoulos Diz Dimosthenis Mammonas, a well respected and liked member of Greek politics and former Secretary General for Social Security in the New Democracy government,  was born and raised in Larissa, Greece. In 1996 he moved to Belgium upon receiving the ‘Robert Schuman’ Scholarship at the European Parliament and has since served a in a number of roles across the European Union. Mr. Mammonas tells me about the current state of the Greek economy, he says:  “There are specific rules and obligations for countries participating in the Eurozone. I am pretty confident that if the Greek govern