Tax Immunity For Troika Envoys

9DDE77006D027A1BBD86DF0378CC135FWhile they are insisting on austerity measures including big tax hikes for Greeks, the 28 representatives of the country’s international lenders known as the Troika, who have settled in Greece as watchdogs over the country’s lagging reforms, are exempt from filing taxes and declarations of their income.

Authorities said the envoys, although living in Greece while during their duty for the European Union-International Monetary Fund-European Central Bank (EU-IMF-ECB) come under a tax code which does the country’s tax laws do not apply to any “natural person working in an institution of the EU or in an International Organization who has settled in Greece under an international treaty applied by Greece.”