Tax avoidance appears to be on the rise in Greece. Authorities expect to be owed up to 13 billion euros in undeclared taxes this year alone. To recover some of that money, the country is resorting to some unorthodox measures.
Back in 1876, a German archaeologist found a golden mask he thought belonged to king Agamemnon. It is one of the highlights of a major exhibition on Mycenaean culture, one of Europe's earliest civilizations.
Most people will stare blankly when they hear of the "cum-ex" scandal, but the latest reports are that this tax evasion scandal is a continental-wide one, robbing taxpayers of at least €55 billion of state money.
Italian Deputy Minister Michele Geraci has told DW it makes little sense to compare the Italy of today with Greece when it faced an international bailout. He defended Rome's budget plan, saying it would fuel growth.
Italy has upped its budget deficit target to 2.4 percent, in line with election promises of a basic income and tax cuts. EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici slammed the plans, pointing to Italy's "explosive" debt burden.
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