Govt takes up fiscal requests with EU as pressure over min wage, main homes mounts

Politics Tags: EC, Labour, New Democracy, Property, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The government is hoping that the visit of EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni will provide an opportunity for Athens to argue its case for greater fiscal space in the coming months and years.

As New Democracy goes in search of more room to cut taxes, though, the opposition is upping the pressure over increases to the minimum wage and the imminent expiry of the scheme protecting main homes from foreclosure.

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