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July 2014 Kevin Kunstadt for TIME 1 of 11 Advertisement The Brief Newsletter Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now View Sample Sign Up Now Listen to the most important stories of the day Write to Helen Regan at helenregan@timeasiacomAndreas Dracopoulos is not a popular man among the wealthiest one percent in Greece As an heir to one of the greatest shipping fortunes in modern history he has been among the only members of this secretive caste to speak up about its failure to help Greece through its financial crisis As that crisis hurtles toward an all-out catastrophe this week he says its time for Greek tycoons to start pulling their weight "Im very upset with this class of people" Dracopoulos says in an interview in his Athens office a plush and heavily guarded compound across the street from the American embassy "Its nothing personal I know some of them Theyre my friends old schoolmates But Im very vocal ethically practically that they are not doing enough that they could do more" Over the past five years even as the Greek economy has suffered a downturn deeper and more protracted than the US Great Depression many of the countrys richest families have been sitting on their hands and their fortunes as millions of their fellow Greeks descend into poverty "You have all these people who have money but who dont do any of the three things they should do” Dracopoulos tells TIME "They dont do philanthropy they dont pay taxes and they dont start businesses" The tax status of Greek shipping magnates has been a particular point of contention during Greeces fraught negotiations with its creditors Under a provision written into the Greek constitution half a century ago the government is forbidden from taxing what the ship owners earn abroad a hallmark of the political influence these oligarchs have enjoyed for decades In recent weeks European leaders have urged Greece to shift more of the countrys financial burden onto the super rich and have apparently been rebuffed "I had to do the job of the Greek government" lamented the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker who has been a key figure in the recent efforts to save Greece from crashing out of the European currency union During a press conference in Brussels on June 29 when those efforts broke down Juncker revealed how he had pushed the Greek government to "impose a less favorable tax treatment for ship owners although this is common sense and in line with tax justice" Before coming to power earlier this year the far-left Syriza party seemed to agree with his message Its leader Alexis Tsipras pledged at the height of the crisis in 2012 to seek an agreement with the shipping industry that would abolish "the provocative 58 different tax exemptions" its businesses enjoy But Tsipras has backed off of these promises since he became Prime Minister in January and has focused instead on getting debt relief from Greeces foreign creditors This approach has robbed Greece of a vast pool of potential revenue says Haris Theoharis a Greek lawmaker who was in charge of the national tax police until late last year The exemptions for the shipping industry he says cost the government a source of income worth up to one percent of GDP per year The shipping industry has a tax burden of about 3% while other industries pay an average of 20-25% in taxes "This skews the numbers" Theoharis tells TIME "Its very easy for them to get their way Not just through lobbying and political pressure Theyre covered They say OK this is shipping money and its zero Its written into the constitution: no taxes on shipping" The political will to change this anomaly in the Greek constitution has been remarkably weak for generations Part of the reason has to do with the sheer size of the Greek shipping industry which employs about 200000 workers and sustains another 300000 of their family members in a nation of only 11 million people The Greek merchant fleet is also the largest in the world comprising nearly a quarter of all the bulk carrier ships globally and according to the Greek chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce Greek-owned ships carry about one sixth of all the seaborne cargo in the world "We are the taxi drivers of the world economy" boasts Nicos Vernicos the Chambers President and a prominent Greek ship owner Shipping tycoon Nicos Vernicos pictured on one of his tugs at Piraeus Port in Athens on July 1 2015 Andrew McConnell—Panos for TIME Amid the crisis he says that rich Greeks have been giving back to their communities in quiet ways staying true to a long tradition of avoiding conspicuous displays of wealth especially at times of growing poverty "When the Greek people are suffering I cannot go to my island with an expensive car" says Vernicos whose familys shipping empire was founded in the mid-19th century by his ancestor Emmanuel Vernicos "My heart is blue" he continues "I cannot go out in the night and break plates like I was doing when I was your age" But blue as his heart may be Vernicos says it would be unwise for the government to antagonize ship owners by dramatically raising their taxes He points out that Greek shipping companies already agreed to a "voluntary" increase in their tax burden in 2013 collectively offering an extra 105 million euros in annual revenues to the government through 2017 when the agreement will expire But forcing the industry to pay much more would only encourage shipping companies to move their operations offshore "I need money to buy new ships" Vernicos explains And if the tax rate in Greece ceases to be competitive "the banks who finance me theyre going to say Mr Vernicos we like you youre very good But we cannot support you now that shipping [in Greece] is bad and you have to pay tax" In Greece there is an extra level of protection for ship owners in the enormous pride the locals take in their industry It is the only business where this seafaring nation has maintained its dominance for generations and along with tourism it has been a rare island of prosperity amidst the financial crisis In 2002 when Greeces admission into the European currency union allowed its mints to release a Greek version of euro coins the government even put an oil tanker on the back of the five-cent piece It seemed a fitting homage in those times of plenty to the era of the so-called Golden Greeks Aristotle Onassis and Stavros Niarchos whose rivalry on the high seas fascinated the tabloids of the 1960s and 70s Back then Niarchos would entertain Hollywood celebrities on his yacht while at the height of his wealth and influence in 1968 Onassis married the widow of an American President Jacqueline Kennedy Dracopoulos who along with his two cousins inherited much of the Niarchos shipping fortune after Stavros Niarchos died in 1996 says the constitutional tax exemption has outlived its purpose It was instated to lure Greek shipping fortunes and their patriarchs back home to Greece from their tax havens in places like Monaco "Thats when Onassis and my uncle came back" and began investing heavily in Greece building oil refineries shipyards and other infrastructure says Dracopoulos "It was a different law for different circumstances It was done so you could bring money in because Greece needed investments But I believe this law has been abused" he says Vernicos who is a board member of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping counters by listing all the ways Greek ship owners have given back "Go to any island and you will see that the schools the hospitals the city hall its all built by ship owners" he says including on the Vernicos familys ancestral island of Sifnos In Athens the main cardiovascular hospital was built by the Onassis familys foundation And countless development projects have indeed been bankrolled by these elites over the years But during the financial crisis the developments have not always been targeted to the neediest segments of the population Under an agreement reached with the Greek government in 2006 about two years before the crisis hit the Niarchos family agreed to build an enormous cultural center in Athens worth $600 million When it is unveiled early next year it will include a new opera house and a new national library even though the Greek capital already has those things Dracopoulos who serves as co-president of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation acknowledges that operas and libraries may not be the primary need of the Greek people at a time when half the youth is unemployed He is also sensitive to the criticism that the Greek state which has proven shockingly inefficient even at the task of tax collection may not be able to run the culture center properly once the foundation hands it over with no strings attached "Its like the stupid uncle from America who comes gives the money and goes" says Dracopoulos a naturalized US citizen who spends most of his time in New York City When the pain of the financial crisis became acute for Greece in 2010 he says "We did question ourselves what the hell are we doing here building a cultural center when Greece is struggling" Ultimately the family decided to carry on with the project as a way to boost public morale and create hope for a more prosperous future "Its a social investment" Dracopoulos says To alleviate the most immediate effects of the crisis his familys foundation donated $100 million to fight hunger and poverty in 2010 and another $100 million to combat youth unemployment in 2012 This week as Greeces failure to secure another bailout brought the country to the edge of bankruptcy the Niarchos Foundation announced another $100 million program to help the worst-affected citizens weather the crisis More broadly it has become easier to secure philanthropic donations from wealthy Greeks since the crisis began says Marilena Mamidakis a shipping heiress who heads a charity for impoverished children and their families Last Monday when Greek banks shut their doors to prevent a run on deposits she says she got a call from one of the wealthiest ship owners in Greece "He told me Anything you need anything just ask and it’s yours" she says declining to name the caller In quiet ways other wealthy Greeks have been giving back she says including through the purchase of guns and fuel for the police force But she acknowledges that their aid is not always commensurate with the size of their fortunes "They could buy half of Greece" she says At the very least they could invest a lot more in local businesses to help alleviate unemployment or give cheap loans to young entrepreneurs says Dracopoulos "As a class of people they should go out and do more" he says "And dont let anybody fool you They could do a lot" Contact us at editors@timecom Kevin Kunstadt 36th Ave. Flushing Queens NY, scientists at Allergan and outside of the company began studying whether Botox could be a successful therapy for people with a condition called severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis.

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