Gas crisis: Greece invites German retirees

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Because of the energy and gas crisis, the winter in Germany could be uncomfortable for pensioners. Greece would be happy to have them.

Athens – Inflation in Germany is rising and rising – and the energy and gas crisis is also getting worse. In Europe, the danger of a recession, i.e. an overall economic slowdown, is growing. Klaus Müller, head of the Federal Network Agency, reckons that prices could triple. 1500 could become an annual bill of at least 4500 euros.

In times of energy crisis, pensioners could winter in Crete (archive photo). © Socrates Baltagiannis/dpa/picture alliance
In times of energy crisis, pensioners could winter in Crete (archive photo). © Socrates Baltagiannis/dpa/picture alliance

Robert Habeck, Minister of Economics, has for the first time questioned the prioritization of private households. Will people have to freeze in winter if Russia stops supplying gas? At least not according to Klaus Müller. In view of these crises, Greece’s Tourism Minister Vasilis Kikilias is making German pensioners an offer.

Energy and gas crisis: Greece invites pensioners to spend the winter

They could spend the winter in his country. “We will wait for you here,” he said. “For autumn and winter, it would be a great pleasure for us Greeks to welcome German pensioners who want to experience a ‘Mediterranean winter’ with Greek hospitality, mild weather and quality services,” Kikilias said.

Panagiotis Simandirakis, mayor of the port city of Chania on the Greek island of Crete, would also be pleased. “We invite any German who wants to come and live here this winter – away from the crises,” he said. In Greece, he said, there is no need for heating in the house.

Greece: pensioners should come to us

The mayor of the port city of Chania on the Greek island of Crete, Panagiotis Simandirakis, expressed a similar invitation. “We invite every German who wants to come and live here this winter – away from the crises,” he said. Crete is very suitable for this, “to survive a crisis winter,” he said. Here, there is no need for heating in the house. In Greece, no one has to freeze, Simandirakis added.

Spending retirement abroad – this is becoming more and more attractive for more and more retirees. According to statistics published by the German Press Agency, the number of pensions paid abroad has risen by around 37 percent in the past 20 years. Mallorca, for example, is also a popular destination. (mse/dpa)

Source: ludwigshafen24.d

Salih Demir

Salih Demir lives in Germany. He is interested in politics and economy. Germany editor of -ancient idea- fikrikadim.com


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