Athens hopes concessions can secure review breakthrough

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: IMF, Reforms
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Amid growing indications that Athens is preparing to offer an extension of the fiscal mechanism and concessions on the tax-free threshold and pensions in order to conclude the review, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and European Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici tried to strike a positive tone following their meeting in Brussels on Thursday.

The talks were held a day after Tsakalotos travelled to Paris to meet his French counterpart Michel Sapin and shortly before a meeting of the Eurogroup Working Group (EWG) in Brussels. The EWG was not expected to lead to any dramatic developments. The G...

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