Greek gifts bear fruit but honesty withers on vine

first_imgThe gifted footballers of Greece may have demonstrated the power of teamworkand a commitment to their country by becoming European football champions, butthe Greek nation comes bottom of the league for tax honesty. A report by theEuropean Commission shows that more than 20 per cent of work-by-value goesundeclared in Greece. Undeclared work in an Enlarged EU shows the UK is farmore honest, with only 2 per cent of its gross domestic product concealed fromthe tax authorities, second only to Austria (1.5 per cent). Other high-mindedcountries were The Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium and (Greek) Cyprus. The‘informal economy’ – ie, tax dodging – was also a problem in Hungary andLatvia. http://europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/employment_analysis/work/undecl_work_final_en.pdf Comments are closed. Greek gifts bear fruit but honesty withers on vineOn 13 Jul 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

John Oliver Jokes About Phish Fans On “Last Week Tonight”

first_imgJohn Oliver recently ran a segment on his popular HBO show Last Week Tonight, talking about the ongoing problem of segregation in schools. Somehow, Oliver turned the corner from talking about school funding to Phish fans, saying “funding tends to follow white people around the way white people follow the band Phish around.”He then joked on the Phish mentality, putting on an affected character voice while saying “it’s a different show every time, man.” He must have gotten the tip from fellow former Daily Show correspondent Stephen Colbert, a known Phish fan who occasionally pokes fun at the Vermont band.Watch the full clip video below, with the Phish joke coming in at around the 6:30 minute mark.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more