Tuesday September 23, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
33o C
20o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Greece will not complete all actions in time for troika review, source says

Greece will not be able to complete some 600 pending actions in time for the troika review in September and will sit down with its lenders to discuss shortening this list when the two sides meet in Paris a few days before inspectors arrive in Athens, a government official told Sunday’s Kathimerini.

Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis and several other ministers are due to hold talks with officials from the International Monetary Fund, European Commission and European Central Bank in Paris between September 3 and 5 to prepare the ground for the fifth review of the Greek adjustment program. However, the Greek side has around 600 minor actions, many of which relate to areas of lesser importance, such as wage management, to complete.

“Due to our own inconsistency and the delays of previous years, the troika has ended up micromanaging,” said a Finance Ministry source that preferred to remain anonymous. “There are details about all kinds of government policy in the memorandum. There is no way all this can be ready on time.”

He said that discussions in Paris would focus on which of these actions could be completed by late September or early October, when both sides would like to complete the review. Greece has the added incentive that a successful assessment would pave the way for discussions on further debt relief from the eurozone.

ekathimerini.com , Saturday August 2, 2014 (17:59)  
Greek MP says he’d withdraw cash if coalition were to fall
Widower, 83, to be charged for claiming dead wife´s pension
Amphipolis builders ‘took measures against tomb raiders’
Minor collared in Corinth over 10 tons of stolen lemons
Troika visit as scheduled, ministry says
Reports of the Greek government requesting the postponement of an upcoming visit to Athens by top troika officials were unfounded, the Greek Finance Ministry announced on Tuesday. Troika off...
Greek yields hit one-month high as Samaras looks to exit bailout
Greek bond yields hit one-month highs on Tuesday ahead of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras's visit to its biggest creditor Germany, at which he is expected argue that the country does not need...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Santos appointed Portugal manager
Fernando Santos, who led Greece to the last 16 of the World Cup in Brazil, has been appointed Portugal's new head coach, the FPF announced on Tuesday. "Fernando Santos, 59, is the new nation...
SOCCER
PAOK joins Olympiakos on top after win at Agrinio
Olympiakos spent just two nights alone on top of the Super League, as on Monday evening PAOK joined the champions on 10 points through its 1-0 victory at Panetolikos. The Thessaloniki giant ...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
A painful curse
It was a curse and a painful one at that. It was a brutal act that brings shame on the person who committed it, on the party which he represents, on the Parliament, on Greece and on everythi...
EDITORIAL
Europe’s choice
Tuesday’s meeting between Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin is of crucial importance. It’s hard to deny that Greece has come a long way. The ...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Greek MP says he’d withdraw cash if coalition were to fall
2. Widower, 83, to be charged for claiming dead wife´s pension
3. Amphipolis builders ‘took measures against tomb raiders’
4. Minor collared in Corinth over 10 tons of stolen lemons
5. Woman killed in horrific road accident near Thessaloniki
6. Santos appointed Portugal manager
more news
Today
This Week
1. Trolley bus, metro services to be disrupted Tuesday, Wednesday
2. Venizelos meets American Jewish officials in New York
3. Supreme Court postpones decision on Finance Ministry cleaning staff
4. German bond gains push 10-Year yield below 1% on stimulus bets
5. Construction material costs for new residential buildings decrease
6. Greek yields hit one-month high as Samaras looks to exit bailout
Today
This Week
1. ‘Greece can meet its needs on its own’
2. Greece at bottom of social justice scale among EU28
3. Central Athens traffic restrictions back in force on Monday
4. Record sum of new debts to the state in August
5. Lost in the fog
6. Alexander the Great's tomb not at Amphipolis, says Culture Minister
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.