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

    PoliticsGreek Politics

    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 Global deal in April ruled out as labour reforms prove biggest obstacle

    EconomyProgramme

    Speaking to Parliament’s Economic Affairs Committee, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on Thursday that the agreement with the institutions would be difficult but would also have “positive surprises,” which could pave the way for QE from the European Central Bank and lead to sustained growth.

  • Photo via Fosphotos Eurogroup agrees return of mission to Athens but key issues unresolved

    PoliticsGreek Politics

    Monday’s Eurogroup culminated in an agreement for the institutions to return to Athens in the coming days, which was probably the most positive development that could have been expected at the start of the day but also leaves a lot of ground to be covered in the coming weeks.

  • Photo via Fosphotos Progress rather than breakthrough the target at Eurogroup

    PoliticsGreek Politics

    Expectations are relatively low for Monday’s Eurogroup, with the most that can be expected being an initial agreement between Greece and the institutions on the basic elements needed in order for the review to be completed.

  • Photo via Fosphotos IMF's outlook on debt unsustainability adds to doubts after inconclusive Eurogroup

    EconomyProgramme

    The Greek government attempted to put a positive spin on Thursday’s Eurogroup even though it seems to have come under strong pressure to adopt the fiscal measures demanded by the International Monetary Fund in advance and emerged from the Brussels meeting without any clear indication of when or under what terms the institutions will return to Athens.

  • Photo by Fosphotos Eurogroup sheds little light on how Greek review will progress

    EconomyProgramme

    Thursday’s Eurogroup yielded little in way of tangible results for the Greek programme, apart from a clear insistence on the side of the European lenders that the International Monetary Fund should remain fully involved in the bailout.

  • Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Key fiscal differences lower expectations for Eurogroup

    PoliticsGreek Politics

    In comments during a television interview on Wednesday night, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos appeared to rule out one of the rumoured compromise solutions between Greece and its lenders ahead of Thursday’s Eurogroup.

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