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EU Scraps 3.5 Percent Surplus Target for Greece Due to Coronavirus Emergency

Eurozone finance ministers decided on Monday evening to scrap the primary surplus target of 3.5 percent of GDP for Greece this year in the...

2019 Greek Budget Records Primary Surplus of Almost €5 Billion

The Greek state budget recorded a primary surplus of 4.96 billion euros in 2019, up from a budget surplus target of 4.4 billion and a primary...

Greece to Ask Creditors for Lower Primary Surplus Targets in 2020

Greece will be able to ask its creditors to lower the primary surplus targets and plans to do so in 2020, Finance Minister Christos...

OECD Releases Cautiously Positive Report for Greek Economy

The Greek economy is projected to grow by 2.1 percent in 2020 and 2.0 percent in 2021, after experiencing a 1.8 percent growth rate...

2019 Greek Primary Surplus Exceeds Target By Several Billion Euros

The Greek state budget recorded a primary surplus of 5.755 billion euros in the period from January-October, significantly exceeding budget targets for a surplus...

IMF Disagrees With Brussels; Sees Lower Greek Surpluses for 2019, 2020

Vitor Gaspar, the Head of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) presented the Fund's Fiscal Monitor on Wednesday, just before its annual...

Greek Primary Surplus Continues to Exceed Targets Despite Tax Cuts

The Greek state budget recorded a primary surplus of 4.479 billion euros in the January-September period over budget targets, for a surplus of €1.467...

Proposed Greek Budget Foresees 2.8 Percent Growth for 2020

The Greek Finance Ministry presented a proposed 2020 budget in Parliament on Monday which foresees the Greek economy growing by two percent this year...

ESM Chief Regling Says Greek Primary Surplus Targets Could Be Reduced

Chief of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Klaus Regling indicated on Friday that the European Institutions might consider reducing Greece's primary surplus targets beginning...

IMF Calls for Review of Greece’s High Primary Surplus Targets

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) agrees with the recent opinion expressed by Christine Lagarde in the European Parliament concerning the need to review the...

Next ECB President Lagarde In Favor of Reducing Greece’s Primary Surplus Targets

Christine Lagarde, the current Chairman of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the next President of the European Central Bank (ECB) suggested on Wednesday...

Greek PM Mitsotakis to Tour Europe to Present Economic Plan

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will meet soon with several European leaders in order to present his plans for the Greek economy and to...

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