The Ministry of Finance refutes the information and insists that the arrival of the Troika will be held as scheduled, on Monday evening, while on Tuesday, Troika will have a meeting with Finance Minister, Yannis Stournaras. It was hinted that the agitation of the topic may be aiming at a different type of “games abroad,” concerning the case of the Greek debt.
Reuters agency, with an emergency telegraph from Brussels, broadcasted that “Troika’s scheduled visit in Athens, in early November is postponed. The cause of the postponement is the inability to reach an agreement with the Greek government over the fiscal gap, which according to the troika reaches 2 billion, while according to the Greek side does not exceed 500 million euros.”
According to a Reuters report, the Greeks cannot stand further measures. “After a six-year recession that wiped out 40 percent of household disposable incomes and sent unemployment soaring to almost 28 percent, Greeks are saying they can take no more.” The report continues by referring to the Greek government’s response to the horizontal cut. “The Greek coalition government rejects any horizontal cuts, saying that it has managed to reduce the budget deficit like no other country in the Euro zone.”