Alternate Minister for Culture Minister Nikos Xydakis pledged Friday to punish souvenir shop employees at the Knossos archaeological site on Crete if it is confirmed that they were failing to issue visitors with receipts.
According to a report by the TVXS website, undercover Finance Ministry inspectors visited the site recently and found that the eight shop employees failed to issue any receipts to customers. Instead, they allegedly logged the sales in a ledger.
When challenged by the inspectors, the employees claimed the cash register was not working but this allegedly proved not to be true.
“We will wait for the official findings of the tax authorities before we proceed with swift disciplinary action,” Xydakis said.
“We have zero tolerance for public sector workers who fail to defend the public interest,” he added.