Government indicates readiness to play waiting game on pension cuts

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

The pension cuts due in 2019 continue to dominate the Greek political agenda, with the latest intervention from a government official suggesting that Athens has no intention of acting on this issue without first reaching an understanding with the European institutions.

The Greek media was full of speculation over the weekend about whether the government has hopes of cancelling or postponing the cuts to pension spending next year. However, comments from Minister to the Prime Minister Dimitris Liakos stood out.

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