Dijsselbloem: “It is a huge thing to ask Greece for a 3.5% primary surplus”
The head of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem argued that European lenders should be “realistic” in the fiscal targets they set for Greece after 2018, when the program of financial aid will end.
“We need to be realistic” Jeroen Dijsselbloem told the economic affairs committee of the European Parliament, saying that the International Monetary Fund has a point when it says “running a primary surplus of 3.5 percent for a very long time is a huge thing to ask”.
Dijsselbloem’s remarks come a few days before a Eurogroup meeting in Brussels on 5 December, when Europe’s Finance Ministers are set to decide for how long Greece should maintain a primary budget surplus – which excludes debt servicing costs – of 3.5% after 2018, when its current program of financial aid expires.
You may be interested
Turkish major political leader disputes sovereignty of Greek isle of Pserimos!makis - Jan 18, 2018
The leader of Turkey’s major opposition People’s Republican party (CHP), Kemal Kilicdaroglou blasted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for failing…
Uproar following allegations that primary school principal sexually harassed students!makis - Jan 18, 2018
The principal of the Nea Styra primary school in the island of Euboea has resigned from his position following allegations…
The 5 names for FYROM proposed by UN negotiator Nimetzmakis - Jan 18, 2018
Media from FYROM revealed the names put on the table by the UN special negotiator Matthew Nimetz during talks between…