Ines and Thomas were recognized after long and arduous years as veterinarians in Greece. On 19/04/2010 my Protocol 257 471 and No. 257 472 by the Greek Ministry of Agriculture were notified by telephone, which should ensure that the decision was rendered. I really believe it was only when both the original certificates of recognition in front of me.
What does this mean for the work of the two in detail:
First Ines and Thomas are now considered to be in Greece Greek veterinarians and must, like any other Greek veterinarian are also provided with all the rights and obligations under the relevant laws.
Second You can build up a practice in Greece at any time and as any veterinarian practicing in Greece.
Third For every action castration no papers more of Ines and Thomas are needed, but only a community contract, if the castration should be carried out free of charge, at the invitation of the mayor of the municipality, the two, to castrate the stray animals of his community. A suitable room should be able to provide the municipality. At this point, I still expect a considerable resistance to the Greek colleagues, who, for economic reasons as before against the gratuitous actions castration. However, I believe, that wears off after the first or second successful neutering campaign and a public disclosure of the costs saved by the support of animal welfare organizations, the defense. For sure I am that the already established process of addressing the street animal issues are being discontinued because the public money (understandably) at the moment for the basic protection of the population and compliance with the terms of the EU must be used for lending.
4th When Ines and Thomas have established a practice, you can invite as Greek veterinarians at any time other foreign veterinarians without much method, so this is an easy to be obtained authorization from the Ministry (Ines and Thomas had this consent at the end of 2007) to work up here to a year can. In this way we might find more interested vets that can be incorporated into the castration so quickly and across populations can be controlled. If our two vets here should be located, I am also convinced that soon will disappear, the interest in defense and bullying, when the two are only met once. I very much hope that we will find in different communities colleagues to support the neutering campaign and make your practice for a short period of time.
5th We in the press, the concept of animal welfare explained by neutering. In this manner, the popularity grow action of castration and the lobby to be expanded.?
6th The documents for entry into the Panhellenic Veterinary Association are traveling to Thessaloniki and we will very soon the membership numbers and identity cards have the two, which they at any time may designate as a veterinarian and animals in need at any time, even on a statutory basis to help at any location must . Basically, it was already so far as they are already committed to a German vets, but they could not use drugs (eg anesthetics) that fall under the narcotics law because their physicians property here in Greece did not last.
There will certainly be still quite a lot of new possibilities that develop when a routine is entered. In any case, we can all express new ideas and wishes, because of the possibility of implementation has at least found a legal basis.
In this sense, I wish us all that we see right now, only the right structures to implement the objectives for the street animals and do not promise my extreme optimism often criticized give up.
Finally, I must draw your attention to the influence of the European Commission in this matter has finally tipped the scales, with the new agriculture minister was a great effort, especially Ines and Thomas now recognize quickly.
As for Thomas estimation, a “small vet” would here enforce anything with a “little lawyer”, I can assure everyone that it is probably in Europe in the relevant government agencies and departments will be few officers that the matter and the name “Thomas Busch and Ines Leeuw not know. ”
An entirely new work awaits us, and many new possibilities are open, for effective and not as demoralizing welfare.
Despite the enthusiasm from me, I want to say in their own right and as a little concerned on the crisis in Greece. We must be sensitive to the overall situation, since the financial crisis, like any crisis for the “little people” is the worst. The pay cuts are enormous, poverty is growing, and children and old people are not adequately cared for in every respect.The German press has many injured and so far is unjust, as the majority of the population realizes that something has to change. But you have to imagine that the top salary of an official at around 1,900 – is € that from one day to the other at 1,400, – reduced €, while rising gasoline prices and travel costs for work not eligible for compensation are (from 10:05 .2010 does a liter of gasoline 2, – €). The VAT was raised to 24% and also keep the tourists because of uncertainty about the overall situation and strikes.
Anyone who sees it or not, all must give their shirts and still will not predict that we can do it. This depression in the population leads to a higher aggressive behavior is applied to the day, companies and businesses go bankrupt, property must be sold to private debt and replace it every day a minimum amount of government debt. In such a situation private, it is understandable that you feel unfairly treated because they do not even own the funds in his account that are missing now in the Treasury. The bitter truth here is another, as it is portrayed in the German press and I would be happy if more is demanded before the judged “Greece itself”.
In this sense, a good cooperation!
Christina Rohde Tsioros