Freitag, 20 Oktober 2017
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Foreign Ministry announcement regarding actions being taken to deal with practical issues concerning Greek citizens who are abroad


Foreign Ministry announcement regarding actions being taken to deal with practical issues concerning Greek citizens who are abroad

“On the instructions of Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, successive meetings were held at the Foreign Ministry yesterday on the provision, in close coordination with the co-competent Ministries, of assistance to Greece citizens who are abroad and on dealing with practical issues that arose following the implementation of the Act of Legislative Content (ALC) on the “Long-term bank holiday”.

Specifically, it was decided that the requests of Greek students studying abroad should be submitted, in accordance with the ALC, by the interested parties, to the Bank Transaction Approval Committee (paragraph 4 of the ALC).

The requests concerning hospitalization of Greek citizens who are abroad shall also be submitted, in accordance with the ALC, by the interested parties, to the Bank Transaction Approval Committee (paragraph 4 of the ALC).

The Secretariat General for Greeks Abroad is drawing up a special regulation for restoring the smooth flow of pensions to Greeks living abroad, to whom applies, in principle, whatever applies to all Greek citizens.

With regard to Greek tourists who are currently abroad, the Finance Ministry drew up a solution providing for the servicing of credit cards of Greek banks and covering the needs of Greek tourists, in accordance with the relevant limit that is to be set by the Bank Association.

Finally, instructions have been issued to all Diplomatic and Consular Missions to remain vigilant and provide all possible assistance to Greek citizens.”

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