UK to Impose Hefty £5,000 Fine on Those Traveling Abroad
According to proposed legislation, UK citizens traveling abroad "without a reasonable excuse" would face a stiff 5,000 BGP ($7,000) fine.
Greece Toughens Curfew Ahead of Easter; Police to be Deployed on Highways
Greece’s Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Chardalias announced on Wednesday a series of new, even tougher curfew measures to prevent the spreading of the new coronavirus during the coming Easter holiday. Chardalias announced that the Greek police will be deployed across the...
Government to Toughen Up Fines on Smokers in Public Places
The Greek government is working toward toughening up the fines people would have to pay who violate the nation's new, wide-ranging anti-smoking laws. According to media reports on Wednesday which quote sources in the country's Ministry of Health, the public...
About 62,000 Greeks Paid 250 Million Euros for Undeclared Wealth
More than 62,000 Greeks have paid some 250 million euros in taxes, as part of a so-called voluntary scheme to declare taxable income and wealth that was previously undeclared. According to Kathimerini news daily, around 80% of the taxpayers concerned...
Courts Asked to Clarify Ruling On Foreign Deposits That Could Cost the State €1 Billion
The Administrative Appeals Court has recently made a ruling that could end up costing the Greek state some €1 billion by ruling in favor of a plaintiff appealing fines for depositing unclaimed income in banks abroad, sources report. The General Secretariat...
Huge Fines for Heavy Trucks Traveling Off the National Highway to Avoid Tolls
The Ministry of Infrastructures plans to put an end to heavy trucks and lorries on country roads. This means that vehicles of over 3.5 tons need a special license to travel on the road network that are offered only...
New Greek Bill Takes Burden Off Tax Evaders
A draft tax bill clause that was submitted to Greek Parliament on Wednesday extends an invitation to tax evaders to return to the taxpaying system on beneficial terms. The new legislation had been chartered by the government in August...
EU Penalizes Greece for Failing Waste Management
European Court of Justice advocate general Juliane Kokott has called for the imposition of stiff fines to Greece after repeatedly failing to comply with European waste management regulations. In a recommendation made to the court this week, Kokott said that Greece...
Greece Fines Tax Dodgers €142m
Greece’s Financial Crime Unit (SDOE) has issued fines to Greek businesses and professionals for dodgy accounting practises, the Finance Ministry said Friday. After auditing various businesses across Greece throughout April, SDOE forwarded 507 reports of bogus invoices and non-issued receipts to customs offices and tax authorities, so...
Greek Taxpayers to be Fined for Payment Delays
In January more than 2.5 million Greek taxpayers couldn’t afford to pay their taxes, adding nearly 1 billion euros to the ever-rising arrears. The General Secretariat of Public Revenues reported that 962 million euros of overdue debt obligations to the State...
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