Economy Min Stathakis Sees First Program Review Concluded by End March
Friday, 19 February 2016
Economy Minister George Stathakis in statements to Mega TV on Thursday expressed optimism over the conclusion of the first program review by end March.
Stathakis said that the first round of negotiations has closed, while four main issues are on the table; the pension system, the public finances until 2018, the privatisations fund and bad loans.
He said that the conditions for the negotiations have matured adding that the representatives of the institutions will return in two weeks. As he said, an agreement may have been reached by the Catholic Easter as there is convergence on the main issues. He acknowledged there are still some differences, but underlined that the other side has accepted the basis of the discussion on the four topics.