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  • Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Fiscal surplus back in focus ahead of IMF debt discussions

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    Greece’s delegation of ministers is due to head to Washington for the International Monetary Fund’s Spring Meetings on Thursday, hoping that it will return with at least confirmation that the IMF and the eurozone are on the same page regarding debt relief.

  • Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Debt talks to be prime focus after Easter

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    Talks between Greece and its lenders are heading for a brief break over the Easter weekend but are due to resume with some urgency next week, when debt relief is expected to dominate the agenda.

  • Photo by World Bank via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/bPr6Y6 Debt relief moving to centre stage in programme discussion

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    Comments by International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde regarding the debt relief that the eurozone will provide Greece have shed further the light on the discussions that lie ahead but also on the form that the domestic political debate will take.

  • Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos The scenarios ahead for Greece as review hangs in balance

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    As talks between Greek government officials and the country’s lenders continue in Brussels following Monday’s Eurogroup, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras can see a clear path to Greece’s exit from the bailout programme and the crisis but, given the obstacles in the way, there is also a good chance that things will not be that straightforward.

  • Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Stournaras presents debt relief plan with maximum benefits for Greece, minimum cost for lenders


    During a speech at the Delphi Economic Forum on Saturday, Bank of Greece (BoG) governor Yannis Stournaras presented the outcome of an exercise conducted by the central bank showing that mild debt relief in the form of smoothing interest payment for EFSF loans coupled with a primary surplus of 2 percent of GDP as of 2021 is consistent with Greece’s debt sustainability.

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