Moscovici hints at possibility of shelving 2019 pension cuts, riles opposition

EconomyProgramme Tags: EC, New Democracy, Pensions, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

During his visit to Athens on Tuesday, European Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici seemed to suggest that Greece might not have to implement the pension cuts that have been lined up for next year.

When questioned about this issue after a meeting with Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, Moscovici said that although Athens has to abide by its commitments, those pledges are not “inelastic.” This was interpreted as an indication that the govern...

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