Monday, September 7, 2009

Closed professions to be opened to EU citizens

Greece has until December to implement a 2006 European Union directive that removes legal and administrative barriers to services being provided by other EU nationals.

╬ťany obstacles and barriers exist in practice. There is a lack of information about the application procedure to obtain licences and permits. Other problems include discrimination on grounds of nationality.

Greece, for instance, requires scuba-diving instructors and English-language teachers to speak Greek even if they do not need it for their jobs. The application procedure to obtain licences and permits is also expensive and convoluted.

Full story at
http://www.athensnews.gr/articles/13348/27/07/2009/1278

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