Athens to send draft budget to Brussels after talks with IMF on pensions
Eurogroup suggests there is scope for pension cuts to be called off
Question mark over pension cuts in 2019 draft budget as Athens looks to lenders
Athens prepares 2019 draft budget amid pension cuts dilemma
Tsakalotos states case on pension cuts in bid to overcome lenders' reluctance
No imminent decision on pension cuts as Athens moves ahead with minimum wage increase
IMF sets out its stall as review deliberations resume in Athens
Following the statements made during a regular press briefing by the IMF spokesman Gerry Rice last Thursday ahead of the resumption of discussions between the institutions’ mission chiefs in Athens, the IMF sent a very strong message regarding the Greek programme on Monday evening.
The second involves the pension system, which costs the budget around 11 percent of GDP versus the euro area average of only 2.25 percent. In particular, the Fund notes that the recent pension reform reduces this cost by just 1 percent of GDP, which is ...
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