One of the most powerful and wealthy classes in Greece are the shipowners. The few families of the Greek shipowners own the largest merchant fleet in the world. So these days that the parliament discusses about the new budget which comes together with the new austerity package Golden Dawn voted against the taxation of the ship-owners. On the contrary the Golden Dawn MPs proposed to provide more “motivations” to the ship-owners.
It is worthy to note that according to the 2013 budget the ship-owners supposedly would have to pay 80 million Euros extra from last year. According to the same document the state will cut 82 millions out of the handicap benefits.