EC ‘analysing’ Bulgarian complaint on new Greek tax – spokesperson

The European Commission has received Bulgaria’s formal complaint against Greece’s plans to introduce a new tax on transactions with firms in countries with “preferential tax regimes” and was analysing it, EC spokesperson Annika Breidthardt said on April 8.

“The European Commission is aware of the new Greek tax provisions and the concerns about the potential negative impact they may have on the single market. We confirm that we have received a letter from the Bulgarian authorities and we’re analysing it,” Breidthardt said during the daily mid-day press briefing.

“We await the legal interpretations provided by the ministerial decree to clarify the scope of the new legislation and, once this assessment is made, the Commission will take the necessary decisions to ensure compliance with EU law, if need be,” she said.

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(EC spokesperson for economic and financial affairs Annika Breidthardt. Photo: EC audiovisual service)