Mitsotakis disagrees with Stournaras on whether Greeks are taxed too much

Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Monday that he disagrees with his cabinet colleague Yannis Stournaras over whether Greeks are taxed too much.

The finance minister drew criticism last week when he suggested that Greeks were not paying enough tax as revenues were still lower than the eurozone average.

Mitsotakis gave a different assessment. “Those who pay, the usual suspects, are overtaxed,” he said.

“In Greece, we are badly taxed. The systematic efforts that have been made by governments so there is a fair distribution of the burden have not been as successful as it should have been.”

Mitsotakis, however, was adamant that the government should try to see out its four-year term.

“The government will not fall,” he said. “If it were to fall, though, it should go down fighting.”

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