Greek Court Declares Tax Officials Strike Illegal



    An Athens court declared the tax officials strike on December 29 illegal. Consequently, tax offices will open up on Friday, December 30. This means this will be the last day for many Greeks to settle their pending tax issues.

    The only case, in which tax payers can postpone their payment until January 13, concerns the commission of the special signs of motor vehicle taxes.

    The tax officials union had decided a 48-hour walkout commencing on Thursday to protest wage cuts and other reform measures taken by the government.

    According to AP, the strike followed the resignation of two prosecutors heading the judicial task force charged with fighting tax evasion. Grigoris Peponis and Spiros Mouzakitis, claimed they were being sidelined and implied government interference in their work.


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