Mitsotakis promises 30% cut in ENFIA

9 September 2016
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In a comprehensive interview to journalist Alexis Papachelas on Skai TV, Thursday, leader of major Greek opposition party New Democracy, Kyriakos Mitsotakis pledged to scrap the TV law introduced by State Minister Nikos Pappas. Mitsotakis insisted that his government would audit the sum of the amount paid by the TV owners to acquire licences, while he alleged the price for the broadcasting licences was linked to a recent deal worth 465 million Euros given to public contractors. ‘Every body is thinking how to gain office and reside in Maximos Hall, but I am interested in how I will exit’, he told Skai TV. Ahead of the Thessaloniki International Fair, which starts Saturday, Mitsotakis said he would form a cabinet of the best once New Democracy won the next national elections. ‘There will people outside of politics in my government’, he underlined. The President of the opposition party said he would avoid making empty promises in his speech at the Thessaloniki International Fair next week, saying he could understand why citizens had become suspicious of politicians and their promises. ‘I will do the best I can to show I am sincere in my pledges and justify all my proposals’, Mitsotakis said, adding he intended to outline a road map during his speech as to how his government would achieve the exit from the economic crisis for the country. Mitsotakis promised he would cut hyper taxation, including among other policies the reduction of the ENFIA property tax by 30% over the next two years. ‘It is something that is feasible and has been calculated’, he said, while categorically denying that he would lay off public servants. ‘I promise that there will be no lay offs, but rather a balanced ratio of public servants leaving and new hirings will gradually reduce the size of the state’, he stressed. Mitsotakis insisted that the country needed early elections, claiming Greece was in shambles with businesses shutting down at an alarming rate and the Education system collapsing. ‘I cannot tolerate this decline and have a national responsibility from my position to put an end to this downward path. This demands a political change’, he said.

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