ECONOMY

Mavraganis: 218 offshore firms being probed

A total of 218 offshore companies are currently being inspected by tax authorities in Athens, according to a document submitted to Parliament on Tuesday by Deputy Finance Minister Giorgos Mavraganis in response to a question submitted by four deputies of the main leftist opposition party SYRIZA.

Of the 218 firms beings inspected, 161 are linked to the tax office of Kranidi in the Peloponnese and 24 to Kimi on the island of Evia, according to the document.

The deputy minister said the results of the inspections would be presented in Parliament as soon as they are available. As for offshore firms alleged to be linked to Greek citizens, they are being investigated by financial prosecutors, he said.