Chief of new party calls for breather for businesses


The head of a recently formed political party called on the government on Tuesday to allow businesses to delay their tax and social security payments on account of the recent drop in turnover and other problems caused by capital controls.

Giannos Grammatidis, who launched the pro-business Nea Poreia Nea Ellada (New Course, New Greece) earlier this month, wrote to the prime minister to propose that firms’ obligations for July and August be moved to the end of September so that the business world can have a chance to recover from the recent turbulence in the banking sector.

Grammatidis, a lawyer by profession, is the former president of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce.