Negotiations with Institutions on Second Review to Start at End of the Week
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Greece's negotiations with the institutions on the second programme review will start at the end of the week. The reason for the delay is IMF' representative Delia Velculescu's later arrival in Athens. Talks on a technical level started on Monday.
The date of the beginning of the negotiations which at first will run for ten days is expected to be finalised on Monday, Finance Ministry sources said.
The government said that its intention is the second review to have been completed until the end of November so that decisions on the debt issue are taken in December 5 Eurogroup, and then Greece participates in the European Central Bank's QE.
The agenda of the negotiations includes changes in labour relations, fiscal figures (new state budget, mid-term framework 2016-2020 and primary surpluses), privatisations (regional airports, ports etc), the improvement of business climate (deregulation of civil engineers, licencing, etc), the banks' boards, the discussion on the draft law for outside court compromises for non-performing business loans, the draft law on political parties' financing and other relevant issues.