Poul Thomsen

Tsakalotos puts the issue of pensions at Lagarde and Thomsen: Under discussion, says the IMF

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 […]


Greece, institutions are close to a staff-level agreement, IMF’s Poul Thomsen says

The Director of the International Monetary Fund’s European Department, Poul Thomsen, expressed optimism on Friday that Greece and its lenders are close to a staff-level agreement.


IMF former head economist Blanchard: 7 years already and still no clear and realistic plan

A report by former head economist of IMF Olivier Blanchard with date 4 May 2010 was posted on Twitter in which Blanchard warned that the Greek rescue programme entails high risk due to the level of the necessary fiscal adjustment adding that it can deviate even if it is fully implemented.