Athens prepares final 2019 budget after green light to ditch pension cuts
Athens and lenders search for budget compromise by Thursday's EWG
Lenders focus on closing any fiscal gap for 2019 ahead of November 19 Eurogroup
Athens ready to start legislating fiscal measures despite ongoing talks over 2019 budget
IMF distances itself from budget talks, leaving Athens and EU to hammer out deal
Athens aims for November agreement with lenders on pension cuts
European Commission sees some progress in Greece's market reforms
In its report titled “Market Reforms at Work in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece,” the European Commission (EC) has outlined that reforms of the public administration, the judicial system and those to facilitate the ease of doing business in Greece have had a positive but partial impact.
The Commission notes that the OECD Product Market Regulation indicator, which measures the overall regulatory environment, showed that Greece and Portugal were among the best performers between 2008 and 2013.
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