Greek judicial authorities are seeking a new list of account holders in foreign banks, who did not pay taxes in the country. They are investigating in parallel two bishops whose bank deposits do not correspond to their income.
IKEA, Citibank-Greece, Forthnet and Costa Coffee are just some of the companies that are starting to make significant cuts or preparing to leave the country due to the deteriorating financial conditions of the local market.
The information obtained illegally was extracted from the database of the Ministry of Finance. It contains the names of individuals as well as their tax number, personal address and number plate of their car, if they have one.
This is the opinion of the managing director for Central and South-eastern Europe at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Jean-Marc Peterschmitt, who believes that the banking system of the country has become a "civilian victim" of the financial crisis