Comments on: Life no paradise in EU’s outer regions Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 By: Greque Fri, 04 Jun 2010 14:54:38 +0000 Some of the Greek islands in the Aegaean or even the Ionian Archipelago suffer.

I know of at least one such place of exile called Icaria in the Icarian Pelago opposite Samos, Patmos (of St John and the Apocalypse revelations fame)and Chios, where air travel couriers and boat ferrys are receiving government subsidies and still fail to call every week day except in the summer season. Where ‘tourism’ is a mean 3-month affair and those who service have to multidextrous to survive turning their hands to many trades for every season. Where migrant labour is exploited because its the only affordable form by small holders, middle class aparatchiks and others. No wonder that in its three municipallities they all voted for Communist Mayors.