Wednesday, November 26, 2008

History in the making?

How do the questions on history and culture, a component of the Greek examfor longterm EU resident status, compare to others in Europe?


WHO was the goddess defender of Athens? This is one of the 120 Greek history and culture test questions that must be answered by non-EU citizens in Greece hoping to acquire the coveted European Union-wide longterm resident status.

As reported by the Athens News on October 10, the first 890 candidates sat the language and history examination, which is a prerequisite for obtaining the longterm residence permit. Permit holders no longer have to go through the bureaucratic process of renewing their papers every couple of years, and they are also entitled to live and work in another EU state.

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