Athens set for 6.7 bln bailout tranche, talks on post-MoU framework
HRADF outlines major privatisation plan, no timelines given
Despite speculation, post-MoU credit line seems unlikely
Lenders wait for prior actions to be completed, Athens expects 4.5-bln tranche
Conclusion of third review closer as extensive bill tabled by coalition
Omnibus bill to be tabled shortly as Athens edges to third review conclusion
This is how things stand as bailout talks head for a brief pause
The Greek government and the institutions seem to have reached a consensus on a fiscal gap in the region of 3 percent of GDP for Greece to meet the primary surplus target of 3.5 percent of GDP in 2018. There is also convergence on the type of fiscal interventions required to achieve this target, broadly stemming from pension reform, tax overhaul and a combination of other measures, each fetching 1 percent of GDP.
On pensions, on top of the measures already implemented last summer, which are meant to yield 0.5 percent of GDP, an additional 1 percent is required for the next years. Half of it would be covered by the gradual phasing out of the solidarity grant (EKA...
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