ND leader pledges to scrap wine tax if he becomes PM

31 August 2016
69 Views

Conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis pledged on Wednesday that if he becomes prime minister he will scrap a special consumption tax on wine introduced at the beginning of the year.

After a meeting with local producers at Nemea, in the Peloponnese, Mitsotakis said that the implementation of the tax by the country’s leftist government produced no revenues for the state while burdening Greek producers with excessive bureaucracy.

“It was a tragic mistake,” he said.

The tax has been in place since January 1 and sees 0.15 euros added to the cost of a 750 ml bottle of wine or 0.20 euros to a 1-liter bottle.

You may be interested

The full IMF programme for Greece
FINANCE
shares15 views
FINANCE
shares15 views

The full IMF programme for Greece

makis - Jul 21, 2017

The IMF published its new programme on Greece on Thursday, which was approved on principle by the organisation’s board of…

President Pavlopoulos extends support to Kos Mayor
POLITICS
shares30 views
POLITICS
shares30 views

President Pavlopoulos extends support to Kos Mayor

makis - Jul 21, 2017

The President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos expressed his deepest sorrow for the victims of the Kos earthquake in…

Kos earthquake: Turkish victim identified as Sinan Kurtoglu
GREECE
shares41 views
GREECE
shares41 views

Kos earthquake: Turkish victim identified as Sinan Kurtoglu

makis - Jul 21, 2017

The name of the Turkish national killed in the earthquake on the island of Kos is Sinan Kurtoglu. According to…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.