Speaking in Parliament, the Greek minister said July’s budget revenues exceeded expectations by 3.16 pct without taking any additional measures in the month. “This performance is not based on VAT - which is down because of the recession - but a result of a better job by ministry services,” Economou said.
“Customs revenues growth surpassed 10 pct. If we continue this way, in autumn - when we will begin debating a new tax bill - we will have reached our targets, something completely unbelievable. We will reach our targets,” the minister said.