Covid-19 leaves Greece facing 200 pct debt-to-GDP ratio in 2021, long road to sustainability
Lenders acknowledge reforms, flag up tricky fiscal path ahead
IMF sees GDP shrinking by 9.5 pct in 2020, warns about pace of fiscal consolidation
Seventh post-bailout review completed, lenders flag up state arrears and unpaid pensions
ESM report highlights programme weaknesses, outlines improvements for future bailouts
Satisfied with reform commitment and pandemic response, EC wraps up sixth post-MoU review
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.
The European technocrats acknowledge that over the last few years Greece has managed to significantly over-perform on the fiscal front. Last year, the primary balance under the enhanced surveillance definition reached 4.3 percent of GDP. When factoring ...
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