State Legal Council Pardons Municipal Managers



Greece High Court

Greece’s State Legal Council has ruled that the omission of debts of municipal enterprises in their respective municipalities is effective, implying that those responsible for these municipal enterprises are exempt from any personal liability, as are those in charge.

The State Legal Council cited the severity of tax provisions, after a question of the Greek Finance Ministry, which is looking for those responsible for major misappropriations and large debts incurred over decades by municipal enterprises at the expense of taxpayers in Greece.

The answer as to who is responsible is certainly interesting and favors all those in charge, since it grants forgiveness to municipal enterprises’ heads, as well as to private individuals that were involved in the misappropriations and municipal indebtedness. For the record, the omission of these debts and indulgences to those directly responsible, is a byproduct of laws 4071/2012 and 4170/2013.