Justice Minister Haris Kastanidis on Wednesday referred to new regulations foreseeing stricter penalties for tax-evasion, stressing that “the justice ministry has reworded the regulations in question and they have already been forwarded to the minister of finance”.

Speaking to an Athens radio station, Kastanidis underlined that the role of the economic prosecutor will be supervisory, but with the power of intervention.

He added that the economic prosecutor’s office will be held by a Court of Appeals prosecutor or deputy prosecutor and will be assisted by first instance court prosecutors and a special office of experts based in the first instance court prosecutor’s office in Athens and Thessaloniki. The overall supervision will be assumed by the Supreme Court deputy prosecutor.