The troika of Greece’s foreign creditors demanded that the Greek government fire all of the tax collectors from the Finance Ministry in a move to make the tax collectors service more efficient and corruption-free. The demand is part of a confidential memorandum now being drawn up by the EU, the European Central Bank, and the IMF. The document will decide the issue of another bailout tranche, without which the debt-stricken country won’t be able to service its foreign debt, forcing it to declare sovereign default.
23 October 2012 (MSK)
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