|Wealthy Greeks set to pay for police protection||| Print ||
|Written by Associated Press|
|Tuesday, 30 July 2013 06:08|
ATHENS, Greece (AP) â€” Greeks earning more than 100,000 euros ($132,500) a year will have to pay for their own police protection from potential terrorist and organized crime attacks, under new cost-cutting plans.
The Public Order Ministry said Tuesday that wealthy citizens will have to pay 2,000 euros ($2,650) per month for each officer acting as a bodyguard and a daily fee of 50 euros for use of a patrol car.
Ongoing attacks by far-left and anarchist militant groups have stretched police budgets along with repeated government spending cuts in the crisis-hit country.
The new pay-for-protection scheme still requires Finance Ministry approval and will not include elected officials or public sector executives.
Bailed-out Greece is suffering through a sixth year of recession, worsened by years of austerity measures demanded by rescue lenders.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
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