Economy & Growth
The new tax system, tackling overdue debts to the state and coming up with a plan for a radical overhaul of tax collection mechanisms, are the finance ministry’s priorities. Furthermore, National Strategic Reference Framework financing will be speeded up to be aligned with EU requirements and shipping policy will be reviewed.
In addition, measures to curb high unemployment rates will have to be introduced, together with changes in the farming balance of trade. Regarding infrastructure, major projects such as the completion of five highways must be given a fillip and plans for public transport agencies reform will be given the green light. City planning, environmental permits and facilitating big investments in renewables are also under the microscope. In respect of tourism, sea cruises law is to be modernized.
(Friday, July 29, 2011)
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