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Written examination required for Greek citizenship

Written examination required for Greek citizenship

The way of acquiring Greek citizenship for a foreigner is changing. According to an Interior Ministry bill that has been submitted for public consultation until September 10, foreign nationals in Greece wanting to acquire citizenship will…

Bestselling author Victoria Hislop becomes honorary citizen of Greece

Bestselling author Victoria Hislop becomes honorary citizen of Greece

Victoria Hislop, the renowned author of bestsellers including “The Island”, “Those Who Are Loved”, “The Return” and “Cartes Postales from Greece,” can now officially consider herself a Greek. Greece’s President, Katerini Sakellaropoulou…

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Xronia Polla to Tom Hanks who turns 64 today

Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, who acquired Greek citizenship earlier this year, turns 64 today! The American actor and filmmaker who was born on the 9th July 1956, is married to Greek American actress…

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Tom Hanks becomes an honorary Greek citizen

Tom Hanks may officially consider himself Greek. Greece’s President, Prokopis Pavlopoulos has signed an honorary naturalisation order allowing the 63-year-old actor to claim Greek citizenship. The Hollywood star has made no secret…

Over 34,300 people granted Greek citizenship in 2017 6

Over 34,300 people granted Greek citizenship in 2017

Over 34,300 people acquired Greek citizenship in 2017, up 3 percent compared to 2016 and of these, 86.8 percent were Albanians, 1.3 percent were Ukrainians and 1.1 percent were from Moldova. According…

Authorities bust racket giving Greek citizenship to illegals 8

Authorities bust racket giving Greek citizenship to illegals

Greek authorities have busted a major racket offering illegal naturalisations that helped dozens of Syrians and Lebanese immigrants to fraudulently acquire Greek citizenship. The revelation came from the General Inspector of Public…

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