Tzanakopoulos: Intention not to implement pension cuts will be clearly reflected in draft budget

“The government’s intention not to implement the measure (pension cuts) will be clearly reflected in the draft budget,” government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said in an interview with Athina 9.84 radio station.

The draft budget that will be tabled in parliament on Monday will probably include different scenarios, he underlined.

Meanwhile, he said that deliberations are being held in the European Commission in order to see their estimates for 2019 primary surplus.

Asked on Greece’s return to the markets, he said that if the Greek economy wanted, it could achieve a viable interest rate. He explained that the climate has changed while the government has no reason to resort to communication tricks.

Referring to the referendum in Skopje, he said that “we are hoping for a good result so that the ratification of the Prespes agreement advances.”

A negative result, he added, could cause a turmoil. However, he expressed optimism that this would be averted.