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
Early banks stress tests offered as Greek programme compromise
It appears that European lenders are trying to remove one of the potential stumbling blocks to Greece’s programme, which was the dispute over whether Greek banks need another round of asset quality reviews (AQRs) or not.
The International Monetary Fund has insisted that these tests are needed before Greece exits its programme next August to ensure that the banks do not need another round of recapitalisation.
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