Greek shipowners to pay extra taxes until 2017

The Greek shipowners have reached an agreement with the country's government to pay EUR 420 million ahead of 2017, according to Hellenic Shipping.

The Greek government and the country's shipowners have now made a deal in which the shipowners agree to help the country's collapsed state finances with millions of euros in the years to come. For several years, the government has been working to change the tax scheme - a scheme that has been extremely favorable to shipowners through minimal taxation.

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