Language tests blocked by capital controls


Hundreds of Greeks risk missing out on getting foreign language certificates due to the imposition of capital controls.

Parents of students preparing for their TOEFL English test told Kathimerini on Thursday that their credit cards were rejected when they tried to pay the 245-euro fee through the institution’s online registration form.

At the Goethe Institute in Athens, meanwhile, students wanting to take German literacy exams must also pay via electronic transfer, officials said.

The British Council in Athens has made it easier by accepting cash and cards at the registration desk, though not as easy as the French Institute, which has waived its fees until September.