Alexiadis: TV channels owe 34 million euros in unpaid taxes, fines
Greek television channels owe more than 34 million euros to the state from unpaid taxes on advertising and fines imposed by the Greek National Council for Radio and Television (ESR), according to figures presented in Parliament on Friday by Alternate Finance Minister Tryfon Alexiadis.
Alexiadis presented the figures in response to a question tabled in the House by Independent Greeks (ANEL) deputy Dimitris Kammenos.
According to the ministry figures, 39.3 million euros in fines were imposed on Greek television channels last year while the ESR has issued 23.3 million euros since 2010. Of the total 62.6 million euros in dues, only 34 million has been collected.
In 2013, the state collected only 1.87 million euros out of 8.1 million imposed on channels by the ESR, Alexiadis said, referring to a “scandalous figure.”
He accused private television channels of “crying crocodile tears for people’s debts” and proposed that those channels run a banner on the screen during their evening news bulletins referring to the size of their own debts to the state.
You may be interested
Athenians flee capital after free movement allowedmakis - May 14, 2021
Greeks were leaving en-masse from the Attica basin to nearby islands and other destinations on Friday, following the official lifting…
Movement free across GreecePanos - May 14, 2021
Greeks will be allowed to move freely throughout the country from Friday, as the Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister…
Let’s be honest, Turkey cannot join the EU: Manfred WeberPanos - May 14, 2021
“Let us be honest, Turkey cannot join the EU,” said Manfred Weber, the leader of the European Parliament’s People’s Party…