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Sunday, February 26, 2012

German Tax Collectors Are Volunteering For Duty In Greece, Uninvited

German Tax Collectors Are Volunteering For Duty In Greece, Uninvited

More than 160 German tax collectors have volunteered for possible assignments in Greece to help the struggling Mediterranean country gather tax more efficiently, the Finance Ministry in Berlin said on Saturday.

The offer risks fuelling resentment among Greeks who have already reacted angrily to earlier German calls for the appointment of a "budget commissioner" to monitor the Greek government's management of its finances.

German media published news of the possible tax advice mission two days before the German parliament is due to vote on whether to endorse a new 130 billion euro ($175 billion) bailout package for Greece.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/german-tax-collectors-are-volunteering-for-duty-in-greece-2012-2#ixzz1nWo8hfFG

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