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
No let up ahead in terms of fiscal demands for new Greek government
Fiscal policy remains at the heart of Greece’s third economic adjustment programme. A series of fiscal measures were approved in the summer but a long list of pending interventions is among the key milestones for the first programme review.
In mid-July, the government legislated a VAT reform aiming to generate annual revenues of 1 percent of GDP. The basic VAT rate was set at 23 percent, a super-reduced rate was set at 6 percent for pharmaceuticals, books and theatre and a reduced rate of ...
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