Opposition Leader Mitsotakis to Sponsor Bill Halting Tax-Free Threshold Reduction



Kyriakos Mitsotakis answers questions posed by George Papadakis on ANT1 on Wednesday. Photo by AMNA

The President of the New Democracy party and leader of the Greek opposition Kyriakos Mitsotakis gave an interview on Wednesday, announcing that he will sponsor a bill which will halt the already-voted upon reduction of the country’s tax-free threshold.

Speaking with journalist George Papadakis on ANT1 this morning, Mitsotakis said that he will bring the bill up for discussion before the Greek Parliament on Monday, May 6.

The Greek opposition leader called upon Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to ”turn from words to practice and support the amendment.”

Mitsotakis also responded to Tsipras’ accusation that he represents the elite and not the majority of citizens, saying that the policies promoted by New Democracy and himself are policies to strengthen the majority of people, and those most affected by the crisis.

“I am talking about a 30 percent reduction of ENFIA (the Uniform Real Estate Ownership Tax) for all households. I am talking about the reduction of taxes. I am talking about a policy that will create new jobs, through an increase in new investments as well as the need to create model schools in all regional units,” Mitsotakis explained.

With information from AMNA