Head of the euro group: Greeks underestimate their debt problem.
Greek reform proposals seem to get a cool reception, and what Tsipras says negotiations are in a “critical stage.”
The first comments on the new reform proposal, which Greece has submitted to the European Commission, suggests that there may still be much agreement on the conditions to prevent the country from going bankrupt.
At the same time said the Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, the negotiations right now is in a “critical phase”.
The need for reform of the Greek pensions.
Dijsselbloem says that it is a necessity for a reform of the Greek pension system.
The European Commission has been very taciturn in its official comments on Tuesday’s reform proposals, which, according to several media takes up only three sides.
There are circulating various proposals, including the new record, we received this morning, which we will study carefully and meticulously, said the commission’s chief spokesman, Margaritis Schinas, at a press briefing in Brussels.
Sources: Greek proposal is inadequate.
The Reuters news agency quotes anonymous EU sources for a much more pessimistic message.
What is received is not sufficient for us to move forward in the process, says a source.
Another says in its assessment that the submitted “according to my assessment is not enough and not acceptable for the member states”.
Tsipras does not expect an election now.
At a committee meeting of his party, Syriza, Tsipras says he does not expect a general election ahead of time, but the current challenges creates apparently growing internal unrest.
Tsipras will run the risk of strong opposition from their own ranks if he pulls the country in relation to the promises that Syriza presented before the Greek elections earlier this year.
Syriza has promised voters that the government will not accept lenders’ demands for reform, costing Greeks expensive among other things, lower wages and poorer pension terms.
@ KLL / and EU sources.