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.
Athens sees progress during first days of fourth review talksEconomyProgramme
The Greek government believes that discussions regarding the fourth review, which began in Athens this week, are progressing well.
Fourth review begins, with Athens and creditors also focussing on post-MoU eraEconomyProgramme
Discussions on the fourth review began in Athens on Monday, with the Greek government and its lenders facing many issues to contend with over the coming weeks.
Fitch upgrades Greek rating to 'B,' sees hybrid MoU exit and 2.1 pct growth this yearEconomy
Fitch upgraded on Friday Greece’s long-term credit rating by one notch to ‘B’ from ‘B-‘, maintaining a positive outlook.
Athens facing final steps in third review as next milestones identifiedEconomyProgramme
The countdown to next Monday’s Eurogroup, where the third review is due to be officially completed has begun following last week’s visit to Athens by European Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici, who also set out the key milestones for the months ahead.
IMF sticks to reform, debt relief demands as programme role remains in doubtEconomyProgramme
A meeting between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the International Monetary Fund’s managing director Christine Lagarde at the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday has rekindled interest in what stance the IMF will take regarding the Greek programme.
Lenders set ambitious e-auction targets for AthensEconomyProgramme
Greece’s lenders have made it clear that they will keep a close eye on the unhindered conduct of auctions throughout Greece by attaching it as a condition for the second disbursement from the 6.7 billion tranche that was approved at yesterday’s Eurogroup.
Coalition hits some turbulence but expects cohesion for multi-bill votePoliticsGreek Politics
The coalition is not expecting any nasty surprises in Monday’s vote on the extensive multi-bill it submitted to Parliament last week despite some last-minute unrest within the government.
Omnibus bill to be tabled shortly as Athens edges to third review conclusionEconomyProgramme
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is due to chair a cabinet meeting on Monday, which is seen as the last step before the government submits to Parliament the multi-bill designed to wrap up most of the remaining 70-odd prior actions of the third review.