Athens hopes for deal at Eurogroup but doubts persist

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Eurogroup, IMF, Tsipras
Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos
Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos

There are mixed views going into Friday’s Eurogroup in Malta about whether Greece and its lenders can reach an understanding that would pave the way for the return of the institutions to Athens and a staff-level agreement to be clinched in the coming days.

A proposal aimed at overcoming the impasse is under discussion. It entails 1 percent of GDP in fiscal measures (pensions) being implemented in 2019 and another 1 percent of GDP (tax-free threshold) in 2020, but under the condition that the second set of...

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