Letter to Editor

New Greek Citizenship Regulations an Insult to Diaspora

September 9, 2020

Dear Editor,

Ι have to admit that I am perplexed by what I read in your recent article concerning the proposed new regulations for obtaining citizenship in Greece!

Assuming that your subject article (Greek Citizenship Will Require Written Test, But Not Golden Visas) captures the proposed new regulation accurately, as I have not had a chance to read it first hand, I have to state that the tragic disregard and outright disdain of our Omogenia by the Greek Government is becoming more evident by the day! The first blow against the Omogenia was the new law they enacted last year about the VOTE OF GREEKS LIVING ABROAD with which they managed to EXCLUDE and write off about 80% of us! Now, with the proposed new regulation, hurdles and exam they are placing on our own kids and grandkids in obtaining Greek citizenship is nothing short of appalling! A Russian, a Chinese, an Arab, or any other crook, who ‘invests’ in Greece as little as €250,000 can obtain citizenship with no questions asked! Our kids and grandkids, on the other hand, just because they weren’t born there, will need to take an EXAM, in language, history, and Geography! What a shame! What a pity! They are doing their very best to drive a wedge between the Omogeneia and the land of our forefathers!


Manolis Velivasakis

Dunedin, FL


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