Tsipras urges SYRIZA MPs to focus on ever-closer MoU exit
PM tries to halt election speculation as poll gap widens
Elections and possible alliances on political agenda again
Pressure mounts on coalition to complete fourth review prior actions
Aegean tension presents Tsipras with urgent domestic, foreign policy challenges
Symbolism takes leading role in political developments
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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