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Immigrants vote in 2010 Municipal Elections

The much awaited immigrants’ participation in municipal elections is a fact, following a new legislative amendment passed by the government.
According to an interior ministry circular, all eligible immigrants can register untilAugust 31 2010– the previous deadline was June 30 – at their local municipality’s election office should they want to vote in the upcoming ballot on November 14. Interior Minister Yiannis Ragousis stressed that “the participation of legally residing, long-term residents is a historic event.” 
About the procedure and the eligibility criteria: Ministry of the Interior (in Greek)


Register your Land in Greece

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  The plan to begin the process of registering millions of homes and plots of land in Greece’s first ever comprehensive land registry is scheduled to begin on June 17. Some three million Greek and expatriate property owners in 107 municipalities nationwide have between June 17 and September 30 to register their title deeds with Ktimatologio AE, the state-owned company in charge of compiling the land registry. Property owners residing abroad will have until the end of this year to register their title deeds. Property owners will be able to visit one of the 76 land registry offices to submit the relevant documents or can fill in forms on line at the registry’s website, www.ktimatologio.gr