The Russian president has ordered salary cuts of 10 percent for all members of his administration, Vladimir Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, who is also deputy head of the administration, has told reporters.
Fast-food chain McDonald’s has been accused of avoiding over €1 billion in European corporate taxes between 2009-2013. A report by a coalition of European and American trade unions has revealed the company’s alleged tax avoidance strategy.
The Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is successful because voters look for parties that have right programs and are aware that established political parties have no answers to the up-to-date serious questions, Paul Hampel from the AfD told RT.
Public support for Greece across Europe is predictable as other countries are suffering just as much, says Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos, a former Greek ambassador. It’s a message to EU leaders who have been distant from people they are supposed to serve.
Taxes on recreational marijuana netted $44 million for Colorado during the last calendar year, according to new figures released this week. The numbers indicate what other states may reap should they follow the Rocky Mountain State’s lead.
Greece wants to implement its own program of reforms, rather than be forced to allow the troika to do so, George Katrougalos, the country’s minister of administrative reforms, told RT on the eve of the emergency eurozone finance ministers' meeting.
UK Chancellor George Osborne has warned there is a growing risk of a “very bad outcome” between Greece and the Eurozone. Meanwhile, anti-austerity activists have called two “emergency” solidarity protests in London to support the Greek government.
On average a shadow economy increases the gross national product of a country, but state institutions are affected as people don’t pay taxes and social contributions, Dr. Friedrich Schneider, an economist at the University of Linz, told RT.
European leaders are desperately keen to keep the Greeks in the EU and they will do anything they can to persuade the Tsipras government to stay – but sooner or later, ‘Grexit’ is inevitable, David Coburn, UKIP MEP, told RT.