One would expect that in a normal, well-governed country the role of the state and of public services would be to serve citizens.
Unfortunately, ever since the establishment of the Greek state in 1830 that has not been the case.
Every Greek citizen has suffered the martyrdom of dealing with a monstrous and constantly expanding bureaucracy.
From 1 June 2019, the citizens of Bulgaria and Romania will have full freedom of movement, employment and establishment in Switzerland. Thus, they will have the same rights as other EU citizens (except Croatia) and will be able to reside freely in the country provided they have a job, the Press Center Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
The European Commission will warn that schemes in some EU countries that allow wealthy foreigners to buy citizenship or residency could raise risks of money laundering, corruption and tax evasion.
The warnings are included in a draft report, seen by Reuters, that is expected to be published on Wednesday by the European Union's executive.
The largest group of foreign nationals that obtained Greek citizenship in 2016 were Albanians (88 percent), followed by Ukrainians (1.5 percent) and Russians (1.2 percent), according to data from the European Union's statistics office Eurostat.
According to the same data, 33,210 foreigners became Greek citizens that year.