Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated his government’s firm stance against tax injustice and fighting tax evasion in a post he shared on Facebook, on Sunday, as part of his weekly review of his government’s work.

Commenting on the recent legislation submitted to Parliament, which included a series of amendments aimed at tackling tax evasion and tax avoidance – an issue that has plagued the Greek economy for decades – Mitsotakis said it was “a completely measured and balanced intervention which does not constitute additional taxation.”

In response to the criticism about the new provisions in the bill, which attempts to clamp down on tax evasion, especially by self-employed individuals and freelancers, the PM claimed that the money collected would be injected back into society for better health care, higher expenditure on education, more effective public security and defense, as well as increased support for young families.

Mitsotakis added that recent ELSTAT data showed unemployment fell to 10% last September. “Greece is gradually becoming a fairer country with fewer inequalities for these two groups,” he pointed out.

Apart from efforts to curb tax evasion, the PM in his post also broached the issue of his government’s recent decision to impose fines against multinational corporations for profiteering.

Furthermore, he alluded to the demolitions of illegal properties built on the seaside and forest areas, while he also made reference to the strengthening of the National Crisis Management and Risk Response Mechanism and the upgrading of the National Airborne Search and Rescue Mechanism.