Over 45,000 taxpayers have signed up electronically for the government’s
The regulation to settle debts to social security funds “will provide a generous ‘haircut’
Greece’s central government debt reached 345.3 billion euros at the end of June, up from 343.7 billion euros three months earlier, according to data published by the General Accounting Office on Friday.
“It is the moment to look to the future. The next day. And the next day is hopeful,” said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday.
Greece’s debt deal is an important achievement but even more important is handling successfully the two basic causes behind the crisis: the fiscal deficit and trade deficit, according to Energy Minister Giorgos Stathakis who spoke at the BNP Paribas’ “Investor Day’ in Athens on Tuesday.
Alternate government spokesperson of the German government Ulrike Demmer on Friday said the Eurogroup’s decision on Greece was “a good message” for Greece and for Europe, while referring to the “substantial efforts” made by Greece in the context of the programmes.
European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, in statements as he arrived for an ECOFIN meeting on Friday, called the decision reached by the Eurogroup on Greece the previous day “a historic moment” for the country.
“It is a historic decision that makes the Greek debt sustainable,” government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Friday, referring to the decision on Greece reached by euro area finance ministers at the Eurogroup in an interview with the public broadcaster ERT.
The time has come for Greece to stand on its own two feet, EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Pierre Moscovici said on Wednesday.
“This is a vital week for Greece: Thursday’s Eurogroup must take the decisions necessary to ensure a successful conclusion of the ESM programme. So it’s a good time to recall some key developments of these past few years,” European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said in a Twitter post on Tuesday.