Lenders to review Greek pension reform proposals, EU sources say

Lenders to review Greek pension reform proposals, EU sources say

The Greek government’s proposals for reforms in the country’s pension system were being examined, European Union sources told Kathimerini’s Brussels correspondent Eleni Varvitsiotis on Thursday.

The proposals were written in Greek and a translation was pending, officials said.

The European Commission was in Amsterdam on Thursday for the launch of Holland’s rotating 6-month EU presidency. According to Kathimerini sources, there were no Greek issues on the agenda, but pending matters such as the country’s pension reform could be raised on the sidelines.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the EU Commission said there was no exact date for the institutions' arrival in Athens for a new round of negotiations, the Athens-Macedonian New Agency reported on Thursday.

Greece’s Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos is expected to conduct a series of meetings with several of his European counterparts in the next few days, ahead of a Eurogroup meeting next week. This includes a meeting with Dutch Finance Minister and Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijssebloem as well as Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble next week.

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