Euclid Tsakalotos

SYRIZA’s 17 taxes that broke the back of the middle class

An avalalanche of over a dozen new taxes and tax hikes imposed during SYRIZA's four-and-a-half years in power is widely considered the main reason for the disastrous result of the 26 May European Parliament election.

The government's long string of tax hikes was in large measure due to its inability to meet fiscal targets agreed to with creditors.

Editorial: Leaving office, undermining the future

The European Commission rang a resounding alarm bell in its quarterly enhanced fiscal surveillance report on the Greek economy that was released yesterday.

Despite the use of tempered language so as not to appear to intervene in Greece's general election campaign, the Commission's concerns about a prospective fiscal derailment are perfectly clear.

Tsipras says EU elections are vote of confidence in government plan

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras indicated on Friday the European elections on May 26 will be a "vote of confidence" in the economic plan and tax breaks presented by the government for 2019 and 2020, noting that "everything is open" if his party suffers defeat in the ballot.

Tsakalotos boasts of ‘first expansive fiscal policy since 2009’

Just three days before crucial European Parliament and local elections, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos offered an accounting of the successes and defeats of the government during his nearly four years as minister even as he expressed concerns about the problems and future of the eurozone.

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