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
Fifth post-MoU review concludes successfully, EC highlights public investment, NPLs as areas of concern
Athens takes heart from Gentiloni, Lagarde comments but still has distance to cover
Piecemeal process likely in drive for more fiscal space
It is becoming increasingly clear that the Greek government will have to be patient in its bid to gain greater fiscal space, a move that would allow it to live up to its promise to voters of easing the tax burden.
Although Athens was encouraged by European Economic Affairs Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni clearly stating during his visit last week that Brussels will support Greece over its request for lower primary surpluses, there seems to be an acceptance in the Gr...
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