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Greece will meet the 3.5 pct surplus target and therefore no pension cuts will be needed, European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said on Thursday addressing the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.
Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos, in an interview with Real FM on Tuesday, expressed optimism that the issue of pensions will soon be concluded in a positive way.
“The pre-legislated pension cuts will not be applied as of January 1, while the package of positive measures will be higher than the 765 million euros listed in the draft budget,” a senior government official said on Tuesday.
European Commision sources expressed optimism on Tuesday that a solution will be found on the issue of Greek pensions that will combine everything that has been agreed with measures to support those in need, while adding that this solution will be in compliance with the 2019 budget.
There will be no pension cuts, Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on Thursday, adding that the country will return to capital markets.
Minister for Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Information Nikos Pappas in an interview with ‘Documento’ newspaper on Sunday underlined the government’s priority not to cut pensions.
Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Friday presented the government’s arguments that cutting pensions was not a structural measure and that there was a fiscal space to implement the majority of counter-measures in a four-year period, during a meeting with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde and the head of the IMF’s European […]
The government’s intention is to table on October 15 a budget plan that will not include the cuts in pension and the offset measures, but will include the measures announced by the prime minister (Alexis Tsipras) in Thessaloniki International Fair, clarified a top government official speaking to the press in New York.
“The main opposition welcomes the possibility of non-reduction of pensions,” New Democracy (ND) Shadow Labour Minister Yiannis Vroutsis said on Sunday in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agecy (ANA).