FinMin rebuffs reports that adviser said creditors suggested stopping wages, pensions

The Finance Ministry on Friday rebuffed reports that one of its advisers, Elena Panariti, had said representatives of Greece’s creditors allegedly suggested that the government could put off paying salaries and pensions for a month or two to deal with a cash crunch with state finances.

Panariti, who took part in talks in Brussels with representatives of Greece’s international creditors, had been referring to the stance of creditors in talks prior to 2015, with previous governments, the ministry said.

Panariti had been speaking at a discussion late on Thursday organized by the Deree Institute of Diplomacy and Global Affairs.

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