Greek government and institutions discuss prior actions at teleconference

The Greek government’s negotiating team and representatives of the country’s creditors held a teleconference at the Finance ministry on Monday evening, ahead of the tabling in Parliament of an omnibus bill that contains prior actions required to complete Greece’s third program review.

According to a government source, the 600-page draft omnibus bill contains provisions that will resolve 50 of the 60 outstanding prior actions, out of a total of 110. The rest will be legislated within the next few weeks through ministerial decisions and circulars.

The government hopes to have approved the bill before the Eurogroup meeting of January 22, which will discuss whether the program review has been successfully concluded and open the way for the disbursement of the loan installment.

This week, on January 11, the EuroWorking Group is meeting to discuss the progress in implementing the prior actions.

According to the government source, the government was represented by Ministers of Finance Euclid Tsakalotos and Energy George Stathakis, Alternate Finance Minister George Chouliarakis, Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister Dimitris Liakos, and Secretary General for Government Coordination Dimitris Papagiannakos.