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FInance Minister Yannis Stournaras

Brussels: Meeting Samaras – Barroso

According to the Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, the Greek European Union presidency would be one of “opportunities, not a presidency of crisis.” The priorities of the Greek presidency are job creation, monetary union, the fight against illegal immigration...

Hatzidaki-Barnier: Priorities for Greek Presidency 2014

The main topic of conversation during a meeting between the Minister of Development and Competitiveness, Kostis Hatzidakis, and European Commissioner of Internal Market and Services Michel Barnier, was the priorities of the Greek Presidency for the first 6 months...

Changes on Taxation of Agricultural Storage Facilities

The Minister of Finance, Yannis Stournaras, has not yet submitted the much-talked-about tax bill for discussion in Parliament. However, he has announced some changes in response to the reactions on the extent of taxation. He stated that storage on...

Stournaras: Supervision For All European Countries

Yannis Stournaras, the Greek Minister of Finance stated that the statement of Olli Rehn, regarding a stronger supervision in Greece, is concerning all the European countries. He also said that Olli Rehn’s reaction is normal. According to the European...

Stournaras: Negotiations are Tough but Continuing

Yannis Stournaras, the Finance Minister, told reporters that “the negotiations with Troika are tough but they are continuing as normal.” He expressed his certainty that there will be no further horizontal fiscal measures. According to sources, troika wants another 2...

Investigation on Lagarde List Continues

The finance minister Yannis Stournaras, has denied the rumors that the investigations into the Lagarde list are being shelved. The finance ministry insists that the Financial and Economic Crime Unit (S.D.O.E) will remain mostly responsible for the investigation for...

Buyer Wanted for Four Airbus Jets Belonging to Greek State

Greece plans to sell four Airbus A340-300 passenger jets in order to raise money. The jets belonged to former state carrier Olympic Airways which now belongs to a successful Greek businessman and has been renamed to Olympic Air. Finance Ministry...