Government: The draft bills on taxation and social security adhere strictly to the framework deal of last July

The draft bills on taxation and social security reform which the Greek government is planning to submit to parliament “adhere strictly to the framework deal of last July and to the progress covered so far in the negotiations” with the country’s creditors, government sources said on Wednesday.

The sources were responding to a comment by the European Commission which said that an agreement will first have to be achieved between the two sides if any draft bills can be implemented by the government.

“The bills are open to observations and changes that will emerge from the public consultation and further talks with the institutions, until the completion of the program review,” the sources added.