EU ‘seriously concerned’ about Greek taxman’s sudden resignation

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Series Details 06.06.14
Publication Date 09/06/2014
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In an unexpected move, the highest official in charge of cracking down on tax evasion in Greece, Haris Theocharis, announced his resignation on the 5 June 2014, invoking 'personal reasons'.

Reacting to Greek official’s resignation, EU Commission spokesperson Simon O'Connor expressed concerns about the resignation and praised Mr. Theocharis’s work to date.

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