The Greek side aims to table the issue of debt relief during the Eurogroup on Monday. The official line in the Greek government is that a deal is close, however, EU officials told Reuters that a deal on May 9 is not foreseeable. Talks have stalled due to the disagreement between the two sides on the contingency measures and whether they should take the form of an automatic mechanism or go through the Greek parliament. The crux of the matter is whether the current Greek government is willing to sign a deal that imposes new harsher austerity measures on the Greek public that has been suffering over the past 6 years under economic recession caused by wage cuts and high taxation. The Tsipras government is attempting to gain a debt relief promise by its creditors, possibly during the May 24 Eurogroup, to ‘sell’ to the Greek public in exchange for the tough measures it will be forced to accept.
Τετάρτη, 4 Μαΐου 2016
Greek government seeking the right timing to ‘sell’ a deal to the Greek public ...
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