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
Greece and lenders appear close to third bailout deal, with few issues outstanding
After lengthy meetings between the Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and Economy Minister Giorgos Stathakis with the quartet of Greece’s lenders in Athens over the weekend, there is an increased optimism that an agreement for a new 3-year bailout programme could be clinched by Tuesday.
On VAT, the Greek request for lowering the rate on beef from its recent level of 23 percent to the previous status of 13 percent has been reportedly agreed by the institutions. However, this would be counterbalanced by the imposition of a VAT rate of 23...
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