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Commission Calls on Greece to Remove Excise Duty Exemption for Tax-Free Shops at Land Borders

  • The European Commission has opened an infringement procedure against Greece.
  • Greece exempts tax-free shops at its land borders from excise duty.
  • This exemption is no longer allowed under EU legislation.
  • Greece has two months to respond and address the issue.
  • If there is no satisfactory response, the Commission may issue a reasoned opinion.


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