A study conducted by the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) concluded that over-taxation broke the back of the middle class, especially in the last years of the crisis.
Gifts are always welcome but they are pointless if this and future governments lose track of the target of reforms.
A Hellenic Federation of Enterprises report says the middle class faced unprecedented over-taxation based on economic aims but political motives.
'The Greek middle class suffered over the last years from high contributions. Tax policy is one of the main reasons for the drop in the government’s polling numbers,' Handelsblatt reported.
The PM is arguing that only SYRIZA can ensure growth combined with a strong social welfare net, which he claims New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mistotakis will dismantle.
Over-taxation was a conscious choice of the government, which aimed to collect funds for electoral handouts at the end of its term.
This is an image of decline that is confirmed by the UN report on happiness. Our country is becoming ever more poor and unhappy. Greece fell by three notches in one year, from 79th to 82nd.
In an exclusive interview with To Vima, the Harvard economics professor and former IMF chief economist discusses Greece’s growth prospects.
The government's paramount consideration in all choices is political gains for the ruling party. Creating fissures in politics and society is a primary concern.
Social mobility, the reduction of inequalities, the lifting of exclusions, and the end of the police state are all achievements of Andreas Papandreou.