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Tax is one of the most sensitive issues in Greece at the moment as result of four years of repeated hikes so it was no surprise that Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras’s insistence this week that Greeks are not overtaxed caused a political ruction.
Stournaras made the claim in a TV interview at the beginning of the week and then repeated his assertion when questioned about it in the following days. His insistence drew criticism from government ranks as well as opposition parties.
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