Greek Government raises EUR 810 mln from the Emborian and Lagarde lists

Greek Government raises EUR 810 mln from the Emborian and Lagarde lists

Athens, July 22, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

Economic prosecutor Panayiotis Athanassiou, during his speech in the presentation of the first annual report of the General Secretariat for combating corruption within the ministry, said that more than 1,000 cases have been filed from the processing of the Boryans and bonds lists, and 191 cases from the Lagarde list, and all of these have been forwarded to the competent Tax Authorities and the independent departments of KEFOMEP.

According to Athanasius, during the period from 01.01.2015 to 15.07.2016, have been formed 191 case files concerning persons from the Lagarde list and have been subsequently sent to the Tax Authorities and the KEFOMEP.

Of these cases files, 94 have closed and have yielded approximately EUR 810 million to the State revenue.

Regarding the case files of the 65 CDs, the financial prosecutor said that 284 case files have been formed, maybe more, which have also been forwarded to the competent supervisory authorities. From these case files “36 have closed, because until April 2016 we only had one section, which had 18 employees, while the closure of these 36 cases have yielded the amount of EUR 99 million “.

“So you can see, if the cases concerning VAT, which are 1,300,000, could be done in a coordinated way, I mean procedures other than the ones that exist today etc, there would have been far more cases and a lot more revenues would have come to the State. Regarding the files of Emborian list and the list of bonds which are being investigated in parallel, there have been formed over 1,000 case files and have been forwarded to the competent Tax Authorities and the independent departments of KEFOMEP”, the financial prosecutoer added.