That’s not a surprise. We have no money, we receive almost the lowest salaries but we pay the highest social security contributions in Europe. Indeed Greeks are large, modern empty-pocket “Zorbas” dancing in the streets the whole day long… And night!
Greek daily Ta Nea calculated that out of 50 euros, only 26 enter the pocket and wallet of an employee, while the rest of 24% lands at the registers of tax offices and insurance funds. Employer and employee contributions in Greece formed 34% of the total labor costs compared to 31% within the 25 European Union member countries.