Finance Ministry: No new taxes will be added

No new taxes will be added during the changes which will be initiated in taxation in the coming months, the finance ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

Commenting on criticism leveled against the government by the opposition, the ministry said the changes are “clear and defined” in the third bailout, noting that, in fact, some of the adjustments are in a “positive direction” (lowering interest rates in some debt settlement schemes etc). Other changes, it said, involve tackling tax evasion and smuggling and are expected to increase revenues.