Draft bill fights black marketeering, encourages entrepreneurship

A draft law on fighting black marketeering posted online for public consultation on Monday will restructure the oversight of the market at all stages of traded goods and services.

The Development & Investments Ministry draft has a two-fold focus, connecting state supervision agencies, and encouraging the growth of entrepreneurship, among other ways by removing obstacles to it. The bill will be available for consulation and commenting until 17:00 on Monday, June 15.

A new body, the Interagency Unit for Market Control will collaborate with the National Information Service (EYP) where necessary, and apply for permission to get access to private telephone, bank account and tax records.

Commenting on Twitter on the bill, Commerce and Consumer Protection Secretary General Panagiotis Stamboulidis said, “It constitutes the first comprehensive institutional intervention of the Greek state against financial crime.”