ECONOMY

State’s debts to individuals grow to 3.25 billion euros

The Greek state’s debts to private parties rose to 3.25 billion euros in February compared with 3.1 billion in January, data published by the State General Accounting Office on Tuesday have shown.

However, tax returns dropped by 20 million euros to 628 million in February.

The lion’s share of the state’s debts comes from social security and healthcare providers, who owed 1.87 billion euros in February compared with 1.82 billion the previous months, while hospitals ran up a tab of 787 million euros in February from 708 million euros in January.