ECONOMY

Greece has fired or suspended 116 tax inspectors, deputy minister says

More than 110 tax inspectors have been suspended or fired as a result of a variety of offenses, Deputy Finance Minister Giorgos Mavraganis told Parliament on Monday.

Responding to a question from an Independent Greeks MP, Mavraganis said that 111 have been suspended and 5 fired. The timeframe in which this disciplinary action was taken is not clear.

Mavraganis also said that 897 tax office employees had retired. However, he added that 449 new tax inspectors had been appointed last year and another 52 are in the process of being appointed.