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Greece Develops Plan to Attract Digital Nomads

Greece is developing a package of initiatives designed to form a comprehensive plan for persuading so-called "digital nomads" to base themselves in the country

Greece Honored at World Travel Awards 2020

Long known as a top tourist destination, Greece was distinguished at the World Travel Awards in Moscow, Russia on Friday. The Greek Ministry of Tourism and the Greek National Tourist Organization were jointly awarded the World's Leading Tourist Board...

Greece Releases Initial List of Nations that Can Send Tourists to the Country

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to decrease, Greece will open itself once again for foreign tourists on June 15 -- initially accepting visitors from only twenty countries, however. Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis announced on Wednesday that "Foreign...

Bloomberg: Liquidity in Greece Might End in Three Weeks

As negotiations over the Greek debt continue for over six months, the impasse threatens to drag Greece back into recession, or even lead it to bankruptcy, according to a Bloomberg report. Greece needs 6.5 billion euros by the end of...

Theoharis Pushed Out For Chasing VIP Tax Cheats

The man brought in to oversee and improve tax collections in Greece, Haris Theoharis, was forced out by the government for being too aggressive in chasing high-profile tax cheats, the The Bloomberg news agency reported. Haris Theoharis said he was leaving...

The Samaras Reshuffle Shuffles Along, Bakoyianni On Board

A long pending Cabinet shakeup by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is reportedly set to take place, and a former minister, Dora Bakoyianni may be in line for either Finance Minister or as a European Commissioner. The two, who had barely spoken...

Public Revenue General Secretary Theoharis Resigns

While rumors regarding the upcoming cabinet reshuffle and the possible ministerial appointments are widespread, Greek General Secretary of Public Revenue Haris Theoharis announced his resignation Thursday after a meeting with Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras, causing discontent among Greece’s...

Stournaras Wants End of Solidarity Tax, Says Cheats Escape

  Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras said Greece may abolish a hated “solidarity tax” next year but said big tax cheats are being allowed to get away while those who owe less are being hounded to pay up. The solidarity tax was...

Tackling Tax Evasion: Bloomberg Follows Greece's Fraud Squad

In a recent story, a Bloomberg correspondent followed Greece's Financial Crime Unit (SDOE) performing random spot checks at several locations across Athens, unraveling step by step the Greek mentality of evading taxes, which “has its roots back in the Ottoman Empire". The...