End­ing an in­jus­tice

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A decision reached by Greece’s high­est ad­min­is­tra­tive court, the Coun­cil of State, re­gard­ing the is­sue of ob­jec­tive prop­erty val­ues was the right one. The decision will fi­nally bring to an end to a con­sid­er­able in­jus­tice which has been in­flicted upon too many Greek peo­ple. Prop­erty own­ers in this coun­try ended up turn­ing into tax eva­sion sus­pects as a re­sult of the state’s in­abil­ity to carry out its du­ties prop­erly. Own­ers of prop­er­ties were or­dered to pay an un­bear­able amount in taxes at the worst pos­si­ble time. In the end, a great deal of th­ese peo­ple found them­selves trapped in a sit­u­a­tion which did not al­low for them to ei­ther sell or rent out their prop­er­ties. This is why the decision reached by the Coun­cil of State will prove par­tic­u­larly help­ful in this mat­ter, given that from now on taxes will be cal­cu­lated ac­cord­ing to ac­tual mar­ket prices. Th­ese rates dif­fer con­sid­er­ably from the ones which high-rank­ing of­fi­cials have in­sisted un­til now on im­pos­ing.

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