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Stournaras Deadlocked with Deputies over Tax

Finance minister Yannis Stournaras called for New Democracy MPs opposed to the new tax bill, especially the single property tax, with whom he met on Wednesday evening, to put forth any "fiscally neutral" proposals they had for changes.

80 ND deputies met with Mr. Stournaras asking for amendments to a draft bill they believe overtaxes agricultural plots and urban real estate.

The finance minister called on the MPs to submit any proposals by Sunday evening, to allow for the respective draft bill to be tabled in parliament on Monday.

The bill's primary aim is to collect some 2.9 billion euros from property taxes in 2014, replacing the current levy, collected via electricity bills, and the Real Estate Tax.