ECONOMY

Irish and Swedish tax officials to advise Greece’s revenue service on collection

The former heads of the Irish and Swedish tax administrations have been appointed to a committee that will advise the Greek government on ways to improve tax collection.

The Finance Ministry announced that Frank Daly, currently the chairman of Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency, and Mats Sjöstrand, who headed Sweden’s tax agency between 1999 and 2009 will hold two of the five positions on the committee.

The other three positions will be held by Theodoros Fortsakis, head of the Law Department at Athens University, Yiannis Stavropoulos, a Supreme Court lawyer, and Katerina Savvaidou, a lecturer in law at Thessaloniki’s Aristotle University.

The panel will advise the Finance Ministry’s general secretariat for revenues, which is headed by Haris Theocharis.

Setting up an independent revenue-collection service is one of the commitments demanded by the troika.