The Deputy Minister of Finances G. Mavraganis has issued a decree ceasing the destruction of license plates submitted from car owners. The decision was made in order to reduce expenses related to destroying and reissuing license plates. Until recently, those wanting to reclaim their license plates a year after submitting them, would have to get new ones from the Ministry of Transports.

The Ministry of Finances estimates that about 100,000 car owners will submit their license plates, instead of paying the road tax, the deadline of which was recently extended until the 8th of January. The Ministry has so far collected 900 million of the projected 1.25 billion euros from the road tax.