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Greece bans take-away in Attica, Thessaloniki, Halkidiki over weekends

Without any previous warning, Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis, announced on Saturday morning that the take-away service is forbidden in the regional units of Athens, Thessaloniki and Halkidiki over the weekends. Apart from being another tripping up for the food sector, the ban came out of the blue, was not included …

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High taxation boosts coffee smuggling in Greece, says ECF

“Such high taxation strengthens coffee smuggling and reduces the chances for investments,” commented Mario Cerutti, president of the European Coffee Federation (ECF) said describing the impact of coffee taxation in Greece Coffee in this country is not only aggravated with value-added tax but has also been saddled with a special …

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VAT reduction for coffee at supermarkets but not when served in a cup

The Value Added Tax for coffee,tea and herbal teas will be reduced from 24% to 13% when sold in supermarkets, Greece’s Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on Tuesday. His statements come amid criticism that the V.A.T. reduction created a confusion and while the draft law is expected to be voted …

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Bitter disappointment: Value Added Tax for Coffee won’t be reduced

Greeks cheered on Tuesday to hear the reduction of Value Added Tax form 24% to 13%. On Thursday, they were deeply disappointed to learn that their most favorite drink, the coffee, won’t be any cheaper. The Greek Finance Ministry clarified on Wednesday evening that the V.A.T. in Coffee, Tea, Chamomile …

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Greeks’ bitter Coffee: Special Tax skyrockets prices, decrease consumption

Price increase of 23 percent and higher? “No, thanks!” said Greeks and cut on their favorite drink, the coffee. Greek coffee? Frappe with instant coffee? Filter coffee or espresso for Cappuccino or Freddo? Exorbitant prices due to the Special Consumption Tax forced Greeks to more austerity and cuts and turned …

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