In absence of bond issue, coalition ponders next moves
Government stalls possible bond issue, clashes again with judiciary
Athens holds off on bond as Tsipras talks up labour market
Bond issue decision expected as clock ticks down
Coalition's judicial wranglings provide opposition with line of attack
EC recommends symbolic closure of deficit procedure as Athens mulls bond issue
Lenders' reaction to pension pledge leaves Tsipras short of options
Greece’s negotiations with its lenders became more complex on Wednesday when the European Stability Mechanism revealed that it has put on hold the implementation of short-term debt relief measures agreed at this month’s Eurogroup because of doubts regarding the benefits for pensioners announced by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras last week.
The ESM confirmed in the afternoon that the debt relief process has been put on hold as the institutions are examining whether Tsipras’s pledge to give 617 million euros from Greece’s excess surplus to pensioners and to freeze the rise in VAT on the nor...
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