Pension cuts due in 2019 fuel political battle, election talk

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: New Democracy, Pensions, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The pension cuts that have been lined up for 2019 are becoming an increasingly hot topic in the Greek political debate, with some government officials leaving open the possibility of the blow to pensioners being avoided.

Coalition MPs voted last year for reductions amounting to 1 percent of GDP to kick in at the beginning of 2019. The measure was demanded by Greece’s creditors in order to conclude the second review last summer and proved one of the most painful reforms ...

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