Gov’t spokesman: Government focused on end-of-program negotiations related to loan, monitoring

The end of Greece’s fiscal adjustment program was set by the Eurogroup for June 21 without a credit line issue or extension, Government Spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Monday, while he added that everyone expects a clean exit.

In his daily briefing, the state minister said that a reduction in pensions expected to kick in on January 1, 2019 will not be included in the negotiations on the conclusion of the bailout program. “What we would like is to reach good agreements on loan management and on post-program monitoring, and we are absolutely focused on that,” Tzanakopoulos said, citing both the prime minister and the finance minister’s position.

Asked to comment on whether the opposition parties are wrong to request a government briefing on its growth plan, Tzanakopoulos said, “The growth plan was presented to the Eurozone member-states and does not include anything beyond the general strategic directions that have been publicized in all speeches by the prime minister and the finance minister.”