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Samaras tax cut pledges aimed at MPs rather than voters
Greece is no different from other countries in that when prime ministers announce tax cuts it is usually to win over voters before elections. However, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s pledge on Saturday to reduce taxes was a little different: It was aimed at preventing elections.
Much of the focus after Samaras’s speech at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) fell on the fact that after five years of relentless tax rises, he announced that some taxes would start coming down. It is undoubtedly a significant moment but the li...
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