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'Greek people have a very unhealthy relationship when it comes to paying tax'

“Writing off debt means someone else takes the hit, in this case we’re talking about taxpayers,” Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says.

BRIAN HAYES DOES not believe that Greece should or will get a debt writedown in negotiations with the Troika.

The Fine Gael MEP said that ultimately European taxpayers, including the Irish people, would foot the bill for any debt writedown for the bailed-out country which elected a far left government this week.

In a wide-ranging interview with TheJournal.ie this week, Hayes also discussed Greek people’s reluctance when it comes to paying tax:

Source: Video TheJournal.ie/YouTube

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