The International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised Greece’s 2019 growth estimates upwards to 2.4 pct.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ press office on Sunday issued an announcement after the end of New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ press conference at Thessaloniki International Fair.
“The IMF’s insistence on cutting pensions, as reported in the media, is not surprising,” Nikos Pappas, Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Information posted on Twitter on Thursday.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) welcomes Eurogroup decisions on Greece’s debt relief and believes it will reduce the country’s financial risks in the mid term, Fund spokesman Gerry Rice said during a press briefing on Thursday.
There is a concerted effort to reach an overall agreement with Greece at the June 21 Eurogroup, European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis told national broadcaster ERT in an interview on Monday.
The International Monetary Fund may still particicpate in the Greek program and this will become clear on June 21, said International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Monday.
There are signs that Greece is heading towards a smooth conclusion of the 3rd programme, which is the only programme that has not derailed and also succeeded in reducing unemployment, Minister of Digital Policy, Media and Telecommunications Nikos Pappas said on Thursday, in an interview with ‘Sto Kokkino’ radio station.
The issue of the Greek debt relief and the IMF participation in the Greek programme will dominate the meeting of the Washington Group at Whistler, Canada.
Οι Ευρωπαίοι δανειστές της Ελλάδας και το Διεθνές Νομισματικό Ταμείο απέτυχαν να επιλύσουν τις διαφορές τους σχετικά με τον τρόπο μείωσης του χρέους της χώρας κατά τη διάρκεια συνομιλιών που είχαν στο περιθώριο της συνάντησης της G7 στο Whistler του Καναδά.
Negotiations over the International Monetary Fund’s role in the Greek programme and the post-programme period will peak on Thursday ahead of the Eurogroup meeting at 16:00 (Athens time).