Government readies up to 2 bln in assistance for shuttered firms and employeesEconomy
Finance Minister Christos Staikouras announced on Wednesday a second round of coronavirus-related support measures for the Greek economy, which will total roughly 2 billion euros.
Greece prepares more measures to support economy after Eurogroup relaxes fiscal restrictionsEconomyProgramme
The government is lining up a new set of economic measures to help businesses struggling due to the impact of the coronavirus after receiving the all-clear from the Eurogroup regarding this year’s fiscal target.
Fifth post-MoU review concludes successfully, EC highlights public investment, NPLs as areas of concernEconomyProgramme
As was widely anticipated, since it had been trailed by Economic Affairs Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni during his recent visit to Athens, Greece’s fifth post-programme review was successfully completed with a positive report published by the European Commission on Wednesday.
PBO sees encouraging signs for economic and fiscal outlookEconomyMacroeconomy
The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) struck a rather positive note in its latest quarterly report as several fiscal and macro fronts are moving in the right direction.
New tax debt at 8.02 bln to Dec, down by 26.7 pct versus 2018EconomyMacroeconomy
The month-on-month rise in Greece's new tax debt jumped by 1.06 billion euros in December, data from the Independent Authority of Public Revenues (IAPR) has shown.
Piecemeal process likely in drive for more fiscal spaceEconomyProgramme
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.
Lenders conclude 'productive' talks on fifth review but issues remain as Athens targets fiscal spaceEconomyProgramme
The fifth post-programme surveillance review was completed on Friday following three days of talks between the Greek authorities and the heads of the institutions in Athens that were preceded by a week of discussions with the technical teams during the previous week.
Fitch raises Greece to 'BB,' two notches from investment grade, sees growth at 2.5 pct in 2020Economy
Fitch upgraded Greece’s credit rating on Friday by one notch to ‘BB’ and revised upwards its outlook to positive, bringing the country just two notches away from investment grade.
Athens steps up drive for fiscal space as fifth post-MoU review continuesEconomyProgramme
Monday’s Eurogroup in Brussels will provide the first opportunity for the Greek government to sound out European officials regarding its efforts to create more fiscal space, while discussions will continue in Athens this week regarding the fifth enhanced surveillance review.
PM trails switch in tax cuts, admits misstep in approach to migrationPoliticsGreek Politics
The interview Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis gave to Alpha TV on Thursday night was dominated by foreign policy issues but also included some new insight into the government’s fiscal plans for this year.