Solidarity tax on incomes has brought in €814mln since 2011, Staikouras says

The government has raised 814 million euros in revenues via the solidarity tax applied to incomes since 2011, Alternate Finance Minister Christos Staikouras informed Parliament on Monday.

He was responding to a question from two SYRIZA MPs who wanted to find out if the revnues from the tax, introduced to help support the rising number of unemployed Greeks, were being used for the agreed purpose or to cover other holes in the budget.

Staikouras said that the total state funding for Greece’s manpower organization, OAED, since 2011 has reached 1.7 billion euros.