Samaras and Venizelos to discuss critical troika negotiations
The Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and the government Vice President Evangelos Venizelos have arranged to meet at 3pm on…
The Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and the government Vice President Evangelos Venizelos have arranged to meet at 3pm on Tuesday in order to discuss the latest developments and delays in the critical troika negotiations.
With time running out, the coalition government and troika have not yet come to an agreement on a number of critical issues, such as the precautionary credit line, further increasing the pressure.
The recent ENFIA fiasco and the troika’s rejection of Greek proposals have created further tension within the coalition, with a lot of criticism directed towards the Minister of Finances Gikas Hardouvelis.
As far as the troika is concerned, everything is still up for negotiations, with the IMF, EU and ECB tripartite pressuring Athens to implement changes in a wide range of sectors, from VAT and labor relations to the new arrears repayment settlement.