Saturday, January 08, 2011

Creeping tyranny in Greece: "economic crimes"

Greece, struggling to cut deficits and dig out of its debt crisis, is getting tougher on tax evaders, enforcing a new law that allows immediate closure of businesses that violate tax regulations.
On Thursday, six bars and night clubs in the broader Athens were shut down for 48 hours by the finance ministry's economic crimes unit (SDOE) for not issuing receipts to customers in an effort to evade VAT tax.