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
Eurogroup gives Greece another week to agree measures, keeps tranche and recap funds on hold
As expected, the Eurogroup held on Monday took stock of the current state of play regarding the implementation of the Greek programme but it did not reach any decision on the disbursement of the next sub-tranche of 2 billion euros.
Such a development will unlock the 2-billion-euro sub-tranche as well as the transfer to the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund (HFSF) of the 10 billion for bank recapitalisation that were released to an ESM segregated account in August.
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