Coalition hopeful on pensions, looks to maximise impact of limited relief measures

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Elections, Eurogroup, Kammenos, Parliament, Pensions, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The Greek government is becoming increasingly optimistic that it can avoid next year’s pension cuts and is starting to focus on how it can maximise the positive political impact of the pared down compensatory fiscal measures it will be able to implement if European lenders agreed to Athens’s request to scrap the reduction to spending on retirees.

Speaking to public broadcaster ERT on Tuesday, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos indicated that the coalition has become more confident that the institutions will agree to scrapping the pension cuts after Monday’s meeting of eurozone finance ministers,...

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