OPINION

Monitoring fuel sales

Following years of endless discussion, the state has finally started to implement serious, practical measures in an effort to crack down on tax evasion in the fuel-selling sector.

While the prospect of installing a special system to monitor inflows and outflows at local gas stations had taken on mythical dimensions in the sector, the idea was finally turned into actual legislation with contributions from Greek scientists.

The monitoring system is bound to lead to large-scale savings for the Greek state and its use should be extended to the rest of the fuel sector, beyond gas stations.

And let’s not forget – no matter how unpleasant this may be – that the monitoring system was actually implemented following pressure exerted by the country’s creditors, given that no politician ever had the courage to do so without using the country’s memorandum obligations as a cover.