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Greece to table multi-bill of prior-actions to parliament this week

Staff Writer | September 20, 2016
Greece plans to table to parliament this week a multi-bill containing all the required milestones so as to unlock the pending 2.8 billion euros in bailout cash, according to press reports.
Alexis Tsipras
South of Europe   Athens has pledged to fulfill the 15 prior-actions
Athens has pledged to fulfill the 15 prior-actions by the end of the month, allowing the EuroWorking Group of September 29 to give the green light for the disbursement.

The bailout mission chiefs have left Athens on Friday, leaving a number of issues unresolved, after a week of talks.

Reportedly, there has been no visible progress in a number of issues, such as the operation of the new privatization fund.

The appointment of the new privatization fund’s supervisory board, which will be comprised of five members, three to be proposed by Greece and two by the country’s creditors has not been finalized yet.

Also, other policy initiatives announced by the government such as tax amnesty for undeclared past incomes, or freezing of past overdue social-security-contribution payables for the self-employed and SME-owners have met strong objections by the mission chiefs. Talks are expected to continue through teleconference.