Additionally, there are entrepreneurs that have not yet passed on the price increase to their customers. One restaurant owner told the New York times that they are absorbing the VAT increase themselves. In 2011 the VAT for restaurants increased temporarily to 23%, at the time many restaurant owners also absorbed the loss. The result here was that the these companies could not pay the tax themselves and had to deal with the consequences.
The Greek agriculture organization PASEGES calculated that the agreement that Greece made last week with creditors will cost the sector more than 2 billion euros, this information is based on European data. The cost increase is primarily due to higher tax measures, a loss in the tax-break on fuel and higher insurance premiums. Nevertheless, the President of the association is convinced that the deal is better than no deal, "The Greek agriculture sector needs political stability right now and a reform of production and a new strategic plan, developed together with the cooperatives and institutions of this country."
The money that Greece is repaying to the IMF and ECB is from the 7.6 billion euro emergency loan that Europe promised last Friday (July 17, 2015).