Regional airports to be conceded by March
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.