The Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called a broad government meeting on Monday, shortly after it was confirmed that all necessary prior actions had been completed in order to collect the 1-billion-euro tranche in aid.

At the top of the meeting agenda were the government targets after the Christmas holidays, the new debate on the ‘parallel program’ in parliament as well as the critical pension system reform, the proposal for which must be finalized within the next few days.