Still facing pile of bailout tasks, Athens looks ahead to post-MoU actionsEconomyProgramme
Despite being under pressure to complete the 88 prior actions that make up the fourth review, the Greek government is also looking ahead to its tasks after the end of the programme, which is scheduled for August.
Finance Ministry waits for new property values as talk of bad bank gathers paceEconomyProgramme
The government is hoping to move closer to the completion of a key prior action this week, when evaluators submit the results of their work on the new “objective” property values that will be used by the Finance Ministry to calculate this year’s ENFIA real estate tax.
Athens under intense pressure over fourth review reformsEconomyProgramme
Although there has been progress regarding property auctions over the last few days, the Greek government is under intense pressure to move forward with the 88 prior actions included in the fourth review so the programme can be wrapped up on time.
Eurogroup highlights tight schedule as differences over debt, fiscal measures brewEconomyProgramme
The main message to emerge from Monday’s Eurogroup was that Greece and its lenders are facing a tight schedule if they are to achieve their goal of completing the fourth review and settling the issues of debt relief and post-programme surveillance.
Next key programme developments due in April as Athens shapes growth strategyEconomyProgramme
Monday’s Eurogroup is not expected to deliver any significant decisions regarding Greece’s fourth programme or its post-MoU framework.
Tight schedule ahead for Athens and lenders in build-up to MoU exitEconomyProgramme
The Greek government has denied that Athens and the institutions are considering extending the third programme, which ends in August.
Rating agencies up Greece's scores, adding to positive outlookEconomy
The latest round of rating activity for Greece by the three leading agencies left Greece with improved credit scores by all raters and sustained the positive outlook for the country’s prospects.
Focus of discussion for lenders moves to debt relief, post-MoU frameworkEconomyProgramme
The official conclusion of the third review on Friday means that the attention of the Greek government and its lenders has moved fully to the final few months of the programme and what will follow.
Amid exit speculation, growth strategy offers chance for coalition to show intentionsPoliticsGreek Politics
The conclusion of the current round of negotiations with the institutions in Athens on Thursday was accompanied by a reiteration on the government’s behalf that it would like to make as clean an exit as possible from the programme this summer.
Athens hopes for next bailout tranche as first phase of review talks concludeEconomyProgramme
The Greek government goes into Thursday’s meeting of the Eurogroup Working Group (EWG) hoping that it has done enough to secure the next bailout tranche, bringing the third review to an official conclusion.