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  • The first cut is the deepest? Greek pension reforms in context

    By: Georgia Nakou

    EconomyFeatures

    It is 5:59am on a Sunday morning. The host of the morning talk show, a man of near-pensionable age – a look he has affected for well over a decade – adopts an alarmed look. The caption screams “NEW PENSIONS MASSACRE”. Projected on the backdrop, a dense table of numbers several columns wide defies legibility, and several talking heads are lined up in a panel to argue vociferously and incoherently over how badly pensioners can expect to suffer from the latest spending cuts.

  • Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Two weeks left for Athens to settle last remaining prior actions

    EconomyProgramme

    Thursday, June 14, is widely seen as the date by which the Greek government needs to have completed any legislative work related to the fourth review so that the lenders can reach an agreement on the remaining issues by the time the Eurogroup takes place a year later.

  • Image via www.thehellinikon.com High expectations and landmarks on road to privatisations in 2018

    EconomyProgramme

    Greece’s privatisation programme is a key component in the institutions and the Greek authorities’ growth projections as the asset development programme which includes direct sales, concessions, securitisations and other forms of monetisation is expected to contribute to boosting private investment.

  • Photos by Dennis Skley via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/qcppmH Supplemental MoU sets out path for maintaining fiscal sustainability

    EconomyProgramme

    A swift staff-level agreement (SLA) was reached between Greece and the institutions last Saturday and the details of the deal were revealed in the Supplemental Memorandum of Understanding (sMoU) was published by the European Commission on Thursday.

  • Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Concerns raised about next year's pensions cuts

    EconomyFeatures

    Employees at Greece's main social security fund have raised the alarm regarding the extent to which pensions will be cut next year, when Greece is expected to trim its spending on retirees by 1 percent of GDP, or 1.8 billion euros.

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