Greek state arrears at 3.036 billion euros in August

Greek state arrears to the private sector rose to 3.036 billion euros in August, of which 1.974 billion euros were arrears by state agencies and 1.062 billion were tax returns to enterprises and individuals, official figures showed on Wednesday.

The Finance ministry, in an announcement on general government data, said that arrears totaled 2.730 billion euros in July (1.940 billion euros were state agency arrears and 790 million were pending tax returns). Pension funds were the biggest debtors with arrears of 876 million euros in August, up from 861 million in July.