There is no fiscal gap for 2020, Finance Minister Staikouras says

“There is no fiscal gap for 2020 and this will be shown in the draft budget to be submitted to Parliament on Monday,” Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said in an interview with “Εleftheros Typos” newspaper on Sunday.

He also stressed that “all measures (tax reliefs) announced by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) will be included in the budget”, while in the medium term the government will proceed “with even greater direct and indirect tax cuts.”

Regarding tax evasion, he said that the government aims at “more effectively controls, better use of available information and expansion of electronic transactions.”

Staikouras also reassured that the so-called “13th pension” will not be cut.