The government looks set to overcome one of the domestic problems that has been troubling it over the last few days but others are likely to fester.
The second review's compliance report provided an update on the programme's financing by the end of August 2018 as well as on arrears’ clearance, while also commenting on the fiscal performance in 2016.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has indicated that he is starting to make political plans for the period after Greece exits the programme in the summer of 2018.
Greece’s majority state-owned Public Power Corporation’s Q1 financial report showed that turnover fell by 3.1 percent during the period, coming to 1.37 billion euros versus 1.41 billion in Q1 2016.
Severe material deprivation continues to rise in Greece across populations classified as poor and non-poor while the risk of poverty fell very slightly in 2016, (ELSTAT) data revealed on Friday.
Over the period of nine months that it took to complete the second programme review, the role of the International Monetary Fund as Alexis Tsipras’s strongest ally to secure debt relief was one of the many curved balls that flew past the Greek prime minister.