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Staikouras strikes note of caution on fiscal space and tax cuts
Finance Ministry faces balancing act as it starts to draft 2020 budget
New Democracy tax pledges put spotlight on available fiscal space
New government holds first talks with creditors, may opt for cautious fiscal approach
Government makes last-minute change to main homes bill in bid to satisfy creditors
MPs are due to approve on Friday the new framework for the protection of primary residences from foreclosure after the government made a last-minute change on Thursday, aiming to satisfy Greece’s lenders ahead of the April 5 Eurogroup.
The government amended the draft legislation so that the threshold for the balance on business loans secured against primary residences should be no higher than 100,000 euros, rather than the 130,000-euro limit in the original bill.
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