Immigrants who want to swap their temporary residence permit for the European Union-wide longterm resident status no longer have to spend months in a classroom learning Greek grammar, history and culture before applying.
The government on September 10 scrapped the requirements in a law passed by parliament.
Previous legislation required applicants to complete 150 hours of advanced Greek language lessons and an additional 25 hours of instruction in Greek history and culture offered by the education ministry’s Institute for Lifelong Education (IDEKE).
But with the changes immigrants need only sit a Greek language proficiency exam.
Read the full article at the Athens News