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Stories that are tagged 'Greece'

Greek Aegean Islands To Lose VAT Rate Perk

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Greece removed preferential value-added tax rates for a further group of islands from the beginning of this year. Read Full Story


IMF To Improve Fiscal Guidance For Countries

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, January 2, 2017

The IMF is aiming to provide more consistent guidance on the fiscal space available to countries to either cut taxes or increase spending. Read Full Story


Tax Reform Key to Greek Recovery, Says IMF

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, December 16, 2016

Greece's failure to overhaul its tax regime is a key reason why it has struggled to emerge from its prolonged fiscal crisis, the International Monetary Fund has said. Read Full Story


Tax Evasion In Greece Remains High

by Lorys Charlambous,, Cyprus

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The amount of tax evaded annually in Greece is the equivalent of up to nine percent of the country's gross domestic product, according to a new analysis by EY. Read Full Story


Estonia Has World's Most Competitive Tax System

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Estonia has the most competitive tax system in the world due largely to its 20 percent corporate tax and "well-structured" personal income tax system, according to Washington-based fiscal think tank the Tax Foundation. Read Full Story


Global Tax Policies Shifting From Austerity To Growth

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, September 23, 2016

While fiscal consolidation was the key driver of tax reforms in the years following the global economic crisis, the main emphasis of recent tax reforms has shifted back to tax measures aimed at boosting economic growth, according to a new OECD report. Read Full Story


EU Defends Greek Stats Agency's Fiscal Data

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The European Commission has said fiscal data produced by Greece is sound, urging Athens to pronounce the same. The statement comes amid legal proceedings involving the former head of Greece's statistics agency. Read Full Story


Greek Tax Revenues Fall Short

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Monday, August 22, 2016

Greek tax revenues fell short of their target for July 2016, but tax receipts have been higher than 2015 levels. Read Full Story


EU's VAT Directive Course Now Available In 15 Languages

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, August 4, 2016

The EU Directorate-General for Tax and Customs Union has announced that its eLearning modules on value-added tax are now available in 15 languages. Read Full Story


Most Europeans Want Tougher Action Against Tax Fraud

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Three-quarters of Europeans want the European Union to do more to tackle tax evasion, according to a new survey by Eurobarometer. Read Full Story




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