Deputy FinMin Papanatsiou: Top priority to tax evasion and illegal trade

Taking over from former Alternate Finance Minister Tryfon Alexiadis on Monday, newly appointed Deputy Finance Minister Katerina Papanatsiou said her priorities will be action against tax evasion and illegal trade, legislation to promote electronic over cash transactions and voluntary disclosure of income.

According to the new deputy minister, her main goal will be the implementation of policies that improve people’s daily lives.

She praised the work of her predecessor and said she will continue to build upon it in the above areas.

Alexiadis, referring to his time at the ministry, particularly focused on the success in generating public revenues that were higher than the 2016 budget targets by 2.3 billion euros, noting that this was a feat unprecedented in the ministry’s chronicles.