Varoufakis’ allegations ‘false and unfounded’, says Commission

“On what Mr Varoufakis has been saying, the allegations that the troika was controlling the secretariat general of public revenues are false and unfounded,” European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva told a news briefing, referring to the “troika” of Greece’s creditors the Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund.

“The secretariat general of public revenue is a quasi-independent entity, responsible for tax administration that is formally part of the ministry of finance,” she said.

“The Commission and IMF only provide technical assistance to the tax administration but certainly do not control (the agency),” she added. “Alleging that the troika would be controlling the secretariat […] is simply not true.”

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