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Greece Hopes to Entice "Digital Migrants" with 50% Tax Break

With an eye toward encouraging smart young Greeks who left the country for greener pastures during the economic crisis to return home, the Greek government has a new plan that would make the prospect hard to resist. But the...

Property-Tax Hike Looms Over Greek Market

Greeks could be hit with higher property taxes if new rates being considered by the country's Finance Ministry come into play. According to a report in the Kathimerini newspaper on Thursday, Greece's Single Property Tax (ENFIA) could shoot up anywhere...

Greece Drops 27 Places in "Economic Freedom" 2017 Report

Greece has dropped 27 places to No.116 in the annual "Economic Freedom of the World 2017" report, conducted by the Canadian Fraser Institute in 159 countries. In its report for 2017, which is based on updated data from 2015, the...

SETE: 'Increase in Taxes Hurt Greece's Touristic Competitiveness'

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) has estimated that the additional taxes imposed over the last 12 months, have reduced Greece’s competitiveness in the sector of tourism by 10%. This was revealed in the first issue of a new series...

Greek Farmers Plan on Closing Roads Indefinitely, Gathering in Athens

Greek farmers unanimously decided to move their protests to Athens, according to farmer representatives from 68 roadblocks across Greece. According to the representatives, the farmers will travel to Athens with tractors and buses, where they plan on setting camp...

Cretan Wine Makers Suffer Heavy Blow Due to Wine Tax in Greece

Cretan wine makers are complaining that they have suffered a heavy blow due to the new special tax that was imposed on the consumption of bottled wine. The wine makers expressed their feeling in an open letter addressed to...

New Democracy Leader Meimarakis: 'We Will Not Vote for Tax Measures'

New Democracy (ND) leader Evangelos Meimarakis late on Thursday said that the main opposition party will not vote for any tax measures provided that he remains in the leadership. Meimarakis, who was speaking at a party event at Volos, Magnesia,...

Greek Gov't Insist on New Measures – Greek Farmers Respond with Tractor Barriers

The meeting between Greek farmers and the Deputy Finance Minister Tryphon Alexiadis turned out to be a fruitless one. “We can’t change what has already been written,” said Alexiadis to farmer association representatives, who protested against tax hikes by...

Municipalities Demand Retroactive Fees from El. Venizelos Airport

The municipalities of Rafina - Pikermi, Markopoulo-Spata and Artemida appealed to the Council of State asking for the international airport Eleftherios Venizelos to pay retroactively from 2008 municipal fees and taxes. They argue that the tax exemption provided essentially by...