Deputy Tradition and Tourism Minister Angela Gerekou resigned from her put up final month after the Greek press reported that her husband, singer Tolis Voskopoulos, presently owes some 5 million euros in unpaid taxes.
Mrs. Gerekou has denied any involvement in her husband’s tax points.
“Angela Gerekou has submitted her resignation for causes of sensitivity and sensibility, in order that there shall not be the slightest grounds to hurt the Authorities,” Authorities Spokesman Yiorgos Petalotis mentioned in an announcement.
Based on experiences, the Finance Ministry has confirmed that Mr. Voskopoulos would face prosecution for some 5 million euros in unpaid taxes and fines. It’s mentioned that his tax money owed have been amassed earlier than he had met Angela Gerekou.
The Greek authorities, which not too long ago applied austerity measures to keep away from chapter and obtain a 110 billion-euro mortgage package deal from the eurozone international locations and the IMF, has pledged to crack down tax evasion.
Prime Minister Yiorgos Papandreou appointed Yiorgos Nikitiadis, a deputy for the Dodekanissos Island group, as Angela Gerekou’s alternative.