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
Some progress in first round of talks but most second review issues remain unresolved
Following the first round of discussions on the second programme review, which began on October 21 and concluded last Thursday, Finance Ministry sources claimed significant progress was made on most issues.
None of the labour-related issues were concluded at the follow-up meeting between Labour Minister Giorgos Katrougalos with the institutions’ mission chiefs last Thursday. These mainly involve mass dismissals, the industrial action framework and collecti...
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