Re­gional air­ports to be con­ceded by March

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Greece may wrap up a deal with Ger­many’s Fra­port in March for an air­ports con­ces­sion the coun­try promised to award to the pri­vate sec­tor, in one of the re­forms re­quired as part of its 86-bil­lioneuro bailout, the Greek econ­omy min­is­ter said yesterday. The com­ments by Gior­gos Stathakis came af­ter Fra­port said ear­lier this month it ex­pected de­lays in the 1.2bil­lion-euro deal. Greece has pledged to raise 1.4 bil­lion eu­ros from pri­va­ti­za­tions this year, a goal that is now in doubt fol­low­ing Prime Min­is­ter Alexis Tsipras’s res­ig­na­tion. Greece named Fra­port and its Greek part­ner, energy firm Copelouzos, as the pre­ferred bid­der to

More than 21,000 checks were car­ried out by tax in­spec­tors at a range of busi­nesses, in­clud­ing tav­er­nas and cafes, over the last four weeks, the Fi­nance Min­istry said yesterday. Of 21,828 busi­nesses in­spected by more than 6,500 of­fi­cials, 4,378 were found to have bro­ken tax laws, of­ten by fail­ing to is­sue re­ceipts.

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