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Photo by Angelos Christofilopoulos/Fosphotos After 2019 budget, lenders turn attention to Greek post-MoU reform tasks

Greece is not expected to feature prominently at Monday’s Eurogroup but eurozone finance ministers are expected to give the 2019 budget the final green light and urge Athens to quickly shift its attention to the 16 post-programme actions that have to be completed by February.

Photo by MacroPolis Athens prepares final 2019 budget after green light to ditch pension cuts

The government is set to submit the final version of the 2019 budget to Parliament on Wednesday without the pension cuts that were pre-legislated in 2017 but with the so-called “positive” measures announced by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the Thessaloniki Expo in September.

Lenders focus on closing any fiscal gap for 2019 ahead of November 19 Eurogroup

Monday’s Eurogroup did not provide any definitive answers regarding the negotiations between Greece and the institution over the 2019 budget but the indications are that Athens will be allowed to scrap next year’s pension cuts if it can re-assure the lenders that the 3.5 percent of GDP primary surplus will not be put at risk.

Photo by EU Council via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/gDK7GV Athens aims for November agreement with lenders on pension cuts

It appears that Greece and its European lenders will attempt to settle the pension cuts issue at a special Eurogroup meeting that is due to take place on November 19 with the primary aim of preparing eurozone reform measures for the European Council to discuss in December.

Athens to send draft budget to Brussels after talks with IMF on pensions

The Greek government is expected to submit to the European Commission a version of its 2019 budget that is along the lines of the draft plan submitted to Greek Parliament on October 1, which includes a scenario in which the 1 percent of GDP in pension cuts agreed with the institutions are applied and one in which they are not.

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