An urgently held assembly of the national federation of restaurateurs on Tuesday called on members to suspend payments to the state until the lifting of a government decision to slap the 23-percent VAT rate in the food and beverages sector.
The representatives of the sector also decided to proceed with protests on the sidelines of the upcoming Thessaloniki International Fair.
Restaurant owners, apart from opposition to the measure, called for the sector to be included in the lowest VAT rate, 6.5 percent.