Lenders still aiming for completion of fourth review in MayEconomyProgramme
Greece’s creditors do not appear to have given up on the hope of completing the fourth review next month even though dozens of prior actions have not been completed.
After Washington talks, debt relief and fiscal remain main obstacles on way to MoU exitEconomyProgramme
The clarity that the Greek government had hoped might emerge from the discussions at the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings failed to materialise and significant issues relating to the post-programme period will have to be resolved in the coming weeks.
Pressure mounts on coalition to complete fourth review prior actionsPoliticsGreek Politics
The Greek government is waiting to hear from Friday’s meeting of the Washington Group to get a clearer understanding of where its lenders stand on the issues that hold the key to making a successful programme exit this summer, including debt relief and fiscal measures.
Athens presents growth plan outline as lenders continue to differ on debt reliefEconomyProgramme
A meeting of the Eurogroup Working Group (EWG) on Thursday gave the Greek government a first opportunity to hear feedback on its growth strategy and get an idea of the lenders’ thoughts on debt relief.
Prior actions and crucial meetings dominate agenda for rest of monthEconomyProgramme
The pressure is back on the Greek government following the Easter break as it is thought that around 75 prior actions have to be completed in the coming weeks.
Much ground to cover on prior actions despite privatisation progressEconomyProgramme
This week’s report in German newspaper Handelsblatt concerning some of the debt relief proposals that are being put together ahead of more discussions this month have rekindled interest in the subject in Greece despite progress in the fourth review still appearing limited.
PM livens up ministers over fourth review as debt relief proposals are put togetherEconomyProgramme
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged his ministers on Tuesday to concentrate on any tasks they have related to the fourth review, thereby ensuring that the government does not put at risk the timely conclusion of the third programme this summer.
Complications over reforms cast doubt on June target for global dealEconomyProgramme
With 10 days to go until the meeting of the Euro Working Group on April 12, the onus is on the Greek government to start ticking off more prior actions even though speculation is rife that a global deal between Athens and the lenders may have to wait until July, rather than June.
Final decision on 2019 fiscal measures still a few weeks awayEconomyProgramme
The first step in the process of deciding whether Greece will have to implement next year fiscal measures worth 1 or 2 percent of GDP is due to be taken on Friday, with the International Monetary Fund stressing that several more weeks are needed before any decision can be taken.
Tsakalotos sees timely conclusion to fourth review despite growing doubtsEconomyProgramme
Seeking to counter the recent concern expressed about whether the government will be able to meet its deadlines regarding the completion of the 88 prior actions in the fourth review, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos has insisted that everything will be concluded on time.