OPINION

Tackling tax evasion

It appears that tax evasion unfortunately remains a major problem in this country.

This has been pointed out, once again, by a report on the Greek economy compiled by the European Commission as well as by International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde.

The Greek government also seems to realize this, which is why it is trying out various methods in a bid to collect more revenues more effectively and more fairly.

The administration hopes to succeed in doing so to a satisfying degree despite the objective difficulties involved, namely the high percentage of self-employed Greeks as well as the inefficiency of local control mechanisms.

Tackling tax evasion is a necessary prerequisite if Greek citizens are to develop a sense of justice and trust vis-a-vis the state, not to mention see the country emerge from the crisis.