August 27, 2018 / 3:17 PM / 8 months ago

Greece is ready to reduce tax after end of bailout, Greek PM says

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses the nation from the island of Ithaca, Greece, August 21, 2018. Andrea Bonetti/Greek Prime Minister's Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece has the fiscal room for tax relief measures after concluding its final bailout programme, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Monday.

“We are ready to proceed with brave interventions in the taxation of businesses and individuals,” Tsipras told his party’s central committee without providing further details.

Greece emerged from its final bailout last week.

Reporting by Renee Maltezou and Michele Kambas

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