Reaching political agreement by December 5 for concluding the second review is feasible, government sources said on Monday, while insisting that the possibility of new measures after 2018 was “not under discussion.”
A political agreement would mean the two sides agreed that the negotiation on fiscal issues, energy issues and labour issues was concluded and that implementation of what has been agreed will go ahead, the sources clarified.
On the issue of the debt, the sources said the goal was a “clear corridor of about a decade” and emphasised the importance of the prime minister’s meetings with European Central Bank Executive Board Member Benoit Coeure and European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici in Athens on Monday, as well as Tsipras’ upcoming meeting with French President Francois Hollande in Abu Dhabi.
With respect to the Cyprus issue, the sources said that the key was to now make every possible effort for the resumption of the talks, in coordination with Cyprus’ government. In spite of disagreements between Greece and Turkey over the issue of guarantees, they added, the conditions for solving the Cyprus issue were present.