Monday, 26 September 2011

Greek government introduces household tax too

The Greek government has unveiled a fresh round of austerity measures, amounting to €2 billion, as pressure mounts on the country to deliver on its commitment to reduce its debt burden.

The minister for finance, Evángelos Venizélos, described the moves, which will involve a new two-year household tax and holding back a month’s pay from all elected officials, as a new “national effort.”

“We know that these measures are unbearable,” he said. “Our immediate priority is the full respect of the budget targets for 2011.” The European Commission, naturally, welcomed the announcement.

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