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Moreover, he added, households must now pay the first installment of the Uniform Real Estate Ownership Tax (ENFIA), which the government had promised to abolish, AMNA reported.
"Mr Tsipras will attempt to Î„dress upÎ„ this reality during his speech at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF)," Mitsotakis predicted, while forecasting that the governmentÎ„s attack on Greek citizensÎ„ incomes will be harsher than ever.
"The Greeks are not meeting payments because they cannot afford it. The only revenues that rose are the revenues from foreclosures," he stated, adding that the 55.1-billion-euro austerity measures will mostly impact the weakest sections of society.
While the eurozone is growing faster than expected, Mitsotakis noted, Greece is lagging behind. "Tourism may have good results, but this is a result of the countryÎ„s geopolitical position and the efforts made by the representatives of the sector," he said and added that growth estimates have been revised to 1.8 pct.