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Greek Gov't VP: Greece Will Present Specific Proposals to Monday's Eurogroup

DragasakisThe economic reform proposals that Greece ‘s Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis will present to the Eurogroup next week were discussed at a Government Economic Policy Council meeting held at the finance ministry on Monday, chaired by government Vice-President Yiannis Dragasakis.
Dragasakis said that the finance minister will head for next Monday’s Eurogroup armed with specific and costed proposals for reforms that “promote efficiency and social justice in the sector of the economy.”
Asked whether the proposals will concern draft legislation currently being prepared, Dragasakis said they will “also include new things.”
“The government has its own program of reforms. It is a broad field that contains both our own programm and the agreement with the institutions. The agreement is a subset of the government’s program,” he said.
He denied rumors that technical teams from the institutions (European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund) will be arriving in Athens on Wednesday, saying that he had not been informed of any such visit.
The meeting included the government’s full economic policy team, among them Varoufakis, Productive Reconstruction Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis, Alternate Finance Ministers Nadia Valavani and Dimitris Mardas and Alternate Foreign Minister Euclid Tsakalotos.
Earlier on Monday, Varoufakis and Mardas also met with the head of Greece ‘s Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) Stelios Papadopoulos to discuss ways to cover state financing needs. On the sidelines of this meeting, a senior finance ministry source noted that there were “alternative solutions for handling liquidity issues in March.”
(source: ana-mpa)


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