Hi,I think the above is highly unlikely,I thinks its been a big set-up melodrama to keep the Greek peoples minds occupied that so that they dont get up in arms about the fact that little or no money has been deposited into vital social services such as health care,fire services etc..etc..hospitals. and the fact that they are poor, unemployed and hungry with 10.00 suicides,the set-up drama sure keeps them glued to the box. It would certainly be interesting as to whether EU citizens would be thrown out if they are not married to a Greek citizen.But we must also think about what happens if the UK comes out of the EU?that I also doubt.It would certainly be a mess wouldnt it,our freedom of travel would be seriously blighted.If Greece defaults on its loans and is forced out of the Eurozone and EU, what will happen to those EU citizens living in Greece? Or those who wish to move to Greece?
Does anyone have any ideas?
Actually the UK citizen would need to be earning £18,600/year to support a non-EU spouse.To add,just seen this today....The telegraph Sunday 21 June 2015.....Britain Staying in the EU Looks More and More Absurd....by Simon Heffer.My husband said to me today...so what if we want to go back to the UK later and they are out,or Greece is out(hes Greek)...no darling,we need about 26,000 between us each year by the rules for the UK so thats a big no...no.All gets complicated,just have to wait and see,oh dear.
This is not so,Martin Schulz president of the European Parliament has clarified the fact that there is no means to leave the Euro,to do so a Euro member country must request to first leave the EU.You can be in the EU but once a country joins the EURO then they cannot just say,we want out of the EURO and go back to being just EU members,its not that simple.Thats why I mentioned this problem because it may have disastrous consequences for Expats living in Greece and I kept reading serious literature which said the same thing.The Euro and the EU are NOT one and the same thing.
If Greece were forced to give up the Euro they would no doubt go back to the Drachma. It would have no affect whatsover in their continuing to be a member of the EU. They were an EU member on the Drachma just as Germany was an EU member on the Duetschmark and France an EU member on the Franc.
The financial requirement only goes up if the children are non-EEA nationals and also require a visa. If the children are British, the income threshold remains at £18600/annum.Actually the UK citizen would need to be earning £18,600/year to support a non-EU spouse.[/QUO
Actually that rises of course if one has children,and if one had 3 then that comes up to nearly 26.000 pounds earnings per year I believe.
Greece is not asking to leave the Euro or the EU,it never did ask to do so,the yes or no vote is not for that,the Germans may be brain-washing the Greeks and the rest of the planet into believing it is but that is not so.There is non-stop talk of a future British referendum on leaving the EU.You dont accept the Euro,you apply to join the Euro if you are a member of the EU.Yes you are right,no EU member with the Euro has ever left because there is no mandate to do so,in theory its not possible and threatening an EU-Euro country that they will be kicked out is totally against EU law.If the British vote to leave the EU then there will be an impact on Expats,their rights to live in EU countries on a permanent basis will be in question.I'm not sure the phrase: "You can be in the EU but once a country joins the EURO" is correct.
Romania for example is in the EU but still didn't receive the EURO (probably in 2019 they will start using the euro), and they are also many countries in the EU who didn't accept the EURO like the UK or Sweden.
Right now people are talking about getting out of the euro-zone, not about the EU and it's not the same thing. eventually if they will get out of the euro-zone, they will go back to use the Drachma and for the expats with European nationality who are living there, there isn't any impact regarding there status.
but there isn't any case in the past of a country who left the euro-zone so we can't know for sure.