Despite Brexit, Brits are still buying property abroad

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Brits welcomed with open arms

It’s now been over a year since we voted to leave the EU and after the initial shock and currency drop, it’s now clear that the result has had some very positive effects. Many British people have brought forward their plans to buy their dream home in the sun! despite Brexit, Brits are still buying property abroad.

It’s not just Cyprus, Spain, France, Portugal, Italy who are keen to let it be known that British buyers are still very much wanted (and needed) in their country. In the spring, European Parliament Vice-President Dimitris Papadimoulis made the Greek view very clear in his Brexit statement. he said: “Greek people are not big on English tea and don’t particularly love beans on toast, but I guarantee you, every Greek child knows Harry Potter and the Premier League.” He went on to add that Syriza [the party in government] believes in the EU and they disagree with the United Kingdom leaving Europe. “We hold that Brexit was a sad day for our union.

Let’s face it though, Greece and Britain have a good relationship. We know you’ve shared our history, like our sun and sand and enjoy a couple of drinks in our taverns. We need to do whatever it takes to secure the rights of British people living in Greece as well as the rights of Greeks living in Britain. We disagree with the result of your referendum, but we still respect it. Why? Because it’s in our blood, culture and political DNA to respect democratic choices. And I can assure you that Greeks will continue to show their hospitality, to the British as if they never left the Union. In short, Brits, you’re welcome in Greece.

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