Finance Ministry

The government opposes the Commission’s forecasts

The government opposes the forecasts featured in the European Commission’s third enhanced surveillance report, which estimates that the 120-installment debt settlement, the VAT rate...

Finance ministry predicts a primary surplus of 3.9% for 2018

Greek Finance Ministry predicts a primary surplus of 3,9% of GDP for 2018, while it also announced the early repayment of a portion of...

Capital controls totally lifted

By means of a legislative act, the Finance Ministry released fully on October 1st cash withdrawals in Greece, while the money transfer limit for...

Further loosening of capital controls

From June 4, the amount of money withdrawn per month will increase from 2,300 euros to 5,000 euros, while the transactions of legal persons...

Primary surplus in the first two months of 2018 way above target

The primary surplus of the national budget amounted to 2.752 billion euros in January-February 2018, compared to the target of 1.307 billion euros and...

Further loosening of capital controls

By decision of the Finance Ministry on March 1st, the restrictions in withdrawing cash and transferring capitals, imposed under the capital controls, have further...

Information on tax evasion and smuggling cases presented to Parliament

Information on tax evasion and smuggling cases of 2016, for which taxes, fines and surcharges were collected, was presented by the Finance Ministry to...

Eurogroup being held in a positive atmosphere

Greece’s bailout program is one of the issues on the agenda of Monday’s Eurogroup, following the first round of negotiations with the Institutions on...

Audits on ghost companies controlled by Greek businessmen in neighboring countries

The Finance Ministry will conduct thorough audits on ghost companies that have been established in neighboring countries to avoid taxation in Greece. In October,...

Finance Ministry: No further demands were made by creditors

In reply to reports that creditors made further demands in view of the third review, the Greek Finance Ministry has specified the exact number...