Athens welcomes volume, form of Commission's pandemic recovery plan
EC expects Greek GDP to drop by 9.7 pct for biggest fall in EU, before strong rebound in 2021
Athens expects emergency economic measures to contain 2020 contraction to 4.7 in baseline
S&P keeps Greece at 'BB-' but revises outlook to stable on Covid-19 concerns
Fitch keeps Greece at 'BB' but revises outlook to stable with eye on Covid-19 impact
Greece clinches attractive yield for 7-year bond amid testing conditions, diminished interest
EC sees resilience in Greek economy, urges additional measures in 2016 and 2017
In its winter economic forecasts published on Thursday, the European Commission (EC) aligned its GDP estimates with those incorporated in Greece’s 2016 budget calling for GDP growth in 2015 and contraction of 0.7 percent in 2016.
In contrast, upside risks could stem from revenue administration reforms, which are not incorporated in current forecasts, and revenue buoyancy on the back of the overall resilience of macro and tax collection figures in the second half of 2015.
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