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
Pension reform wrangle prompts Greece to consider going own way on contributions rise
Although decisions regarding pension reform are not due until the first programme review scheduled for January, after the second set of milestones has been completed, the issue is already beginning to dominate the agenda.
Greece and its lenders remain some distance from reaching common ground on the matter and government sources have even told local media that the coalition may proceed with unilateral legislation of its proposals within December.
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