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Staikouras strikes note of caution on fiscal space and tax cuts

Greece’s finance minister revealed in an interview with Kathimerini newspaper over the weekend that the range of tax relief measures the governing party had pledged in the election campaign will be subject to the available fiscal space in 2020, which needs to be discussed and agreed with the European creditors.

Photo by MacroPolis New Democracy tax pledges put spotlight on available fiscal space

Following the announcement by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Saturday of immediate tax cuts, with others to follow, focus is turning to the government’s ability to find the fiscal space necessary to implement the measures while also meeting the primary surplus target for this year and 2020.

Photo by MacroPolis EC warns budget not on track due to handouts, advises against further underspend

Greece’s official creditors have recently expressed at various levels their concerns about whether the country will be able to meet its fiscal commitments after adopting a new batch of expansionary measures last month, so it was no surprise that this issue was explored extensively in the latest post-programme surveillance report published by the European Commission.

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