The main issues that remain open in the ongoing negotiations between the government and the representatives of the institutions are labour laws, fiscal issues and the out-of-court settlement for non-performing loans, a finance ministry official said on Monday evening.
The government concluded on Thursday the first round of negotiations with the institutions on the second program review, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on Thursday, adding the heads of the institutions will return on November 14.
The second review of the Greek programme and the debt issue will be probably discussed at the last eurogroup meeting that will probably be held on December 7, said a top official of the finance ministry staff in Washington after Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and Alternate Finance Minister Giorgos Chouliarakis’ meetings on the sidelines of […]
The Greek state budget for 2017 envisages an economic growth rate of 2.7 pct and a primary surplus of 1.80 pct, slightly higher than a target of 1.75 pct of an economic policy program.
Greece must not slacken the pace of reforms until all the milestones have been reached and all the prior actions completed, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici insisted on Monday, in a joint press conference with Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos following their meeting in Athens.
The impact of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union on the Greek economy will have to be examined carefully, but there’s no issue of a Greek exit from the Union, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on Sunday, during a speech at SYRIZA’s central party committee.
European Stability Mechanism (ESM) chief Klaus Regling in statements after a meeting with Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Tuesday made a call to respect the target for the primary surplus of 3.5 pct of GDP, as it is part of last summer’s agreement.
Greece needs to adopt a “second generation” of reforms as the policy mix followed during the crisis didn’t favour economic growth, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on Thursday during a debate in a panel on structural reforms, at the Brussels Economic Forum.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday received his French counterpart Manuel Valls at the Maximos Mansion. “My visit bears the mark of confidence and hope,” Valls underlined.
Greece’s economic staff will meet with the representatives of the institutions on Wednesday, at 10:00.