Greek Deputy Health Minister: Arrears Settlement to Bring 1.5 Bln Euros in Revenue

stratoulis The settlement of arrears to the Greek State in 100 installments will bring 1.5 billion euros to state coffers this year, Greek Deputy Health Minister Dimitris Stratoulis said in an interview to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Friday.

“It is the most improved settlement ever implemented in the country regarding the arrears of small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as the self-employed. This settlement aims at boosting the finances of social security funds,” Stratoulis said.

Asked regarding a German newspaper report that the Greek government is looting the coffers of social security funds, Stratoulis underlined: “Our government has not touched the social security reserves and it has pledged to gradually start restoring their looting.”

(source: ana-mpa)