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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-09-15

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  • [01] SYRIZA leader on Mt. Athos

  • [01] SYRIZA leader on Mt. Athos

    Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) parliamentary alliance leader Alekos Alavanos on Monday called for an immediate and full administrative and tax audit on the Mt. Athos monasteries, in statements to the press before a meeting of the alliance's parliamentary group.

    He further called for administrative audit and tansprarency on State properties.

    Alavanos also reiterted his proposal that a parliamentary fact-finding commission be set up to look into the Mt. Athos monastery of Vatopedi.

    He added that SYRIZA intended, within the week, to table a draft law in parliament that would abolish older laws exempting Mt. Athos from real estate taxes, and amendement of the law passed in 2004 under the PASOK government by virtue of which taxation of Church revenues was abolished, and called for abolition of a 2005 law passed under the New Democracy government under which monasteries and churches are exempt from taxes on properties that are rented out for commercial use.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo of SYRIZA leader Alekos Alavanos

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