After pension dispute with lenders, coalition faces domestic unease

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: New Democracy, Pensions, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Opposition parties pressed the government on Tuesday to make public the letter sent by Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos to the institutions to smooth over the row that broke out after the government decided to grant pensioners a 617-million-euro Christmas bonus from the excess surplus produced in 2016.

Although the note from Tsakalotos appears to have settled the dispute as Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem indicated the implementation of short-term debt relief measures could now go ahead, it left the coalition with a damage limitation exercise to c...

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