As European leaders tell Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras he has until Friday morning to present credible reforms or face an exit from the euro, it will be interesting to see whether Tsipras finally taps the super rich.
Plans for a genuine reform of Greece must include anti trust and tax measures to dismantle the empires of the private banks and the Oligarchs, the real power inside the country, those who have the network and money.
The ten biggest Oligarchs have been identified by the Wiener Zeitung. They are Spiros Latsis, Georgios Bobolas, Vardis Vardinogiannis, Evangelos Mytilineos, Dimitris Kopelouzos, Dimitris Kontominas, Dimitris Melissanidis, Evangelos Marinakis, Jannis Alafouzos, Ivan Savvidis.
A special emergency tax of 90% on their assets would put money into Greece’s coffers.
And that doesn’t include the shipping magnets and the private bankers,
Then, there are the offshore bank accounts in Switzerland and other countries belonging to corrupt Greek politicians. The mother of former Prime Minister George Papandreou has been linked to a 550 million dollar Swiss bank account.
It would be interesting to know whether the mother of Tsipras has a Swiss bank account.