Fresh reminder about pending reforms for Athens, which remains confident on goalsEconomyProgramme
Speaking at the Capital Link Forum in New York on Tuesday, a day after European Commission official Declan Costello had issued another reminder that Athens must ensure it completes its pending reforms on time, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos appeared confident that there would not be any delays.
European Commission approves 2019 budget, urges focus to meet end of year reform goalsEconomyProgramme
As part of the European semester package, the European Commission issued on Wednesday the first report for Greece under the enhanced surveillance framework that came into effect following the conclusion of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) programme last August.
OECD sees 2.2 pct growth in 2019, stressing importance of reform adherenceEconomyMacroeconomy
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued its expectations for how the Greek economy will grow in the near future with the release of its economic outlook, and stressed the importance of Greece sticking to its reform programmes.
Greece drops to 72 in Doing Business index as long-term problems persistEconomyFeatures
The latest Doing Business Indicators report for 2019 by the World Bank Group has shown that Greece fell to number 72 out of 190 economies worldwide.
Greece 57th in WEF's Global Competitiveness Index based on new methodologyEconomyFeatures
The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) for 2018 has shown that Greece fell four places in a year, standing at number 57.
Lenders' visit concludes with no firm answer on pension cutsEconomyProgramme
The first post-programme inspection by the institutions is due to be wrapped up on Friday with no final decision on whether the pension cuts due to be implemented next year will be called off, but with the Greek government confident that it will be granted this concession by its lenders.
Mixed picture for government after first day of talks with creditorsEconomyProgramme
A mixed picture emerged following the first day of talks between Greek government officials and the institutions’ mission chiefs in Athens as part of the post-programme visit by the lenders, which began on Monday.
Fiscal matters expected to dominate talks as lenders return for post-MoU checkEconomyProgramme
The institutions are due to carry out their first post-programme inspection in Greece this week, with next year’s pension cuts topping the agenda for their brief visit to Athens.
Tsipras pledges array of tax cuts, hopes for break on pensionsPoliticsGreek Politics
Alexis Tsipras did not spring any surprises during his speech at the Thessaloniki Expo (DETH) on Saturday, when he made a range of promises, particularly regarding his government’s fiscal plans, that were largely within the expectations that had been cultivated in previous weeks.
No final word on pension cuts as lenders prepare for return to Athens next weekEconomyProgramme
Ahead of the institutions returning to Athens next week for their first post-programme visit, the Greek government has been given some encouragement in its bid to avoid the pension cuts that are due to be implemented next year.