Payment plans for overdue debts launched as Athens looks for revenue boost
IMF highlights bailout shortcomings in latest admission of programme errors
Athens warned about missing fiscal targets rather than changing them unilaterally
Finance Ministry, Stournaras disagree over fiscal space for expansionary measures
Athens moves ahead with expansionary measures as it waits for lenders' response
Lenders highlight risks of 'short-term popular' measures unveiled by government
Athens plans to use cash buffer to create fiscal leeway for expansionary measures
The package of expansionary measures announced by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday is due to be covered by the fiscal space the government expects over the coming years but also creates some doubt about the primary surplus targets agreed with the lenders.
The interventions that will be implemented this year (reduction of VAT on food products, food service and energy bills, as well as a bonus for pensioners) is estimated to cost 1.15 billion euros, around 800 million of which will be the lump sums paid ou...
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