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10,000 names
« on: Wednesday, 25 November, 2015 @ 21:57:02 »
Germany gives Greece names of 10,000 citizens suspected of dodging taxes
Inventory includes accounts invested in Swiss banks worth €3.6bn as Alexis Tsipras pledges to tackle tax dodging to pull country out of economic meltdown

A total of 10,588 depositors were said to be on the list, including private individuals and companies. Sources said it resembled a “who’s who” of the well-heeled upper echelons of Greek society – able to spend Christmas in villas in Gstaad in Switzerland and summer at sea in luxury pleasure boats.

Mired in a sixth year of recession, with unprecedented levels of poverty and unemployment, it is ordinary Greeks hit by ever-increasing taxes who have borne the brunt of the country’s long-running economic crisis.

With affluent Greeks spiriting their money abroad, the German chancellor Angela Merkel has seen fit to publicly chastise them for failing to pitch in.

Estimated at more than $35bn a year, tax dodging is thought to be the biggest drain on the Greek economy.