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DW: we’re Closing in on deal – a Short distance institutions – government

It may not yet reached agreement on the outline in which we will move to Athens, the institutions, however, in Brussels consider that the distance separating the two sides is small, and in the next few hours, at the latest at the beginning of the week, we will have bridged the differences.Moreover, the communication of the coordinator of yesterday’s meeting, the chairman of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who always counts the words, in essence “captures” the return of the institutions.Yesterday’s four-hour trading of the officials of the Eurozone, the IMF and the financial staff of the Greek government, it seems that paves the way for the return of the head of the institution in Athens within the next week in order to complete the second review of the Greek programme.Yesterday’s progress is a product of mutual concessions on all sides, because otherwise there’s no way to “unblock” the negotiation. The government seems to be moving away from its initial position and to discuss the enactment of preventative financial measures to ensure primary surpluses of 3.5% of GDP after 2018. The lenders do their part back so as to the measures that will νομοθετηθούν, accepting, in essence, be regulated a place now and a after 2018, and the total amount of the measures, which are expected to be less than 3.6 billion. euro provided for in the proposal.The preventive measures will not be applied, if Greece ensure the achievement of primary surpluses of 3.5% of GDP per year after 2018.The overall package of the agreement that will be prepared will be provided further clarification of the Europeans to the IMF on the medium-term measures in debt relief will be taken in 2018, while once the assessment is completed, the ECB for its part will examine the accession of Greece to the programme of quantitative easing.Eu sources in Brussels believe that if the heads of the institutions to return to Athens until Wednesday, then it is possible to complete the evaluation at the technical level until the meeting of the Eurogroup on 20 February, in order to be approved at the political level by the ministers of Finance of the euro area.Source: Deutsche Welle

It may not yet reached agreement on the outline in which we will move to Athens, the institutions, however, in Brussels consider that the…
distance separating the two sides is small, and in the next few hours, at the latest at the beginning of the week, we will have bridged the differences.
Moreover, the communication of the coordinator of yesterday’s meeting, the chairman of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who always counts the words, in essence “captures” the return of the institutions.
Yesterday’s four-hour trading of the officials of the Eurozone, the IMF and the financial staff of the Greek government, it seems that paves the way for the return of the head of the institution in Athens within the next week in order to complete the second review of the Greek programme.
Yesterday’s progress is a product of mutual concessions on all sides, because otherwise there’s no way to “unblock” the negotiation. The government seems to be moving away from its initial position and to discuss the enactment of preventative financial measures to ensure primary surpluses of 3.5% of GDP after 2018. The lenders do their part back so as to the measures that will νομοθετηθούν, accepting, in essence, be regulated a place now and a after 2018, and the total amount of the measures, which are expected to be less than 3.6 billion. euro provided for in the proposal.
The preventive measures will not be applied, if Greece ensure the achievement of primary surpluses of 3.5% of GDP per year after 2018.
The overall package of the agreement that will be prepared will be provided further clarification of the Europeans to the IMF on the medium-term measures in debt relief will be taken in 2018, while once the assessment is completed, the ECB for its part will examine the accession of Greece to the programme of quantitative easing.
Eu sources in Brussels believe that if the heads of the institutions to return to Athens until Wednesday, then it is possible to complete the evaluation at the technical level until the meeting of the Eurogroup on 20 February, in order to be approved at the political level by the ministers of Finance of the euro area.
Source: Deutsche Welle

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