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This is how much Greek shipowners voluntarily paid in taxes

The Greek government has published numbers at the request of Parliament members for how much the country's shipowners have paid in taxes over the last three years.

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Greece's tax income from the country's merchant fleet came to just EUR 17 million in 2015 compared to EUR 13.1 million in 2014, informed Alternate Greek Minister of Finance Tryfon Alexiadis in a written response to the country's parliament on Wednesday evening, according to several Greek media sources.

The minister presented the data after several members of parliament had called on the government to announce how much the country's shipowners and other shipping companies had voluntarily paid in taxes over the past three years. Back in 2013, the country's shipowners agreed to contribute via voluntary payments due to Greece's miserable economy and the the threat of national bankruptcy.

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