Collectif de citoyens contre l\'austérité de la Grèce et de l\'Europe. 30/04/2017 "Aucune maison sans électricité " Le mouvement « Je ne paye pas » ( DEN PLIRONO) organise régulièrement des actions de re-branchement électrique pour des familles en dettes victimes de coupure de courant.
Hier à Kipseli, le mouvement a re-branché la maison d'une femme âgée malade qui vit avec son fils au chômage. DEH avait coupé le courant pour non paiement des factures. Dijsselbloem: Income tax measures €1.8bn in 2019 if Greece misses targets. In a letter to the members of the Eurogroup, chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem summarized what was agreed upon at the meeting in Malta on April 7th 2017.
In his letter Dijsselbloem reveals also what the Greek government agreed on the implementation of the additional austerity measures scheduled to be implemented in 2019 and 2020, after the current Greek program concludes in August 2018. The key element is that that the Eurogroup and the Greek government agreed that lowering the tax-free basis can be implemented a year earlier if the targets are not met. What Dijsselbloem describes as reforms is a package of 3.6 billion euro austerity measures. 1.6 billion euros – 1% of GDP- in pension cuts to be implementing in 2019 and 1.6 billion euros -another 1% of GDP – in additional revenues by lowering the tax-free basis to some 5.600 euros annual income.
The agreement in Malta set also the package of the social measures planned by the government at risk. But this is how deal are reached…. 1. Greece’s Never-Ending Fiscal Drama. By Simon Nixon Wall Street JournalFebruary 9, 2017 No one wants another Greek debt crisis, least of all just ahead of a series of knife-edge elections in Europe.
No one this time is trying to push Greece out of the eurozone. No one thinks what Greece needs now after eight years of acute depression is another dose of austerity. Nor does anyone seriously think Greece’s current debt burden is sustainable. The official explanation is that Greece’s bailout program is being held up by a dispute over the country’s fiscal targets. To make matters more complicated, the IMF takes a very pessimistic view of Greece’s current fiscal position. Greece has three weeks to deal with 'potentially disastrous' debt, says IMF.
Greece’s embattled government has three weeks to break the deadlock in increasingly difficult talks with creditors or risk the country’s debt crisis resurfacing with renewed vigour.
Faced with the dilemma of agreeing to additional austerity or calling fresh elections, prime minister Alexis Tsipras was weighing his options at the weekend. Two options for Greece’s government: Capitulate to Lenders or Early Elections. Posted by keeptalkinggreece in Economy, Editor The Eurogroup meeting on Thursday ended for Greece as expected: highly stubborn creditors putting immense pressure on Greece to legislate austerity measures that will be implemented in after 2018 now.
The finance ministers of eurozone demand with superabundant insolence from Greece what they would never do in their own countries: to present measures ensuring budget targets set for 2018 and the following years. And this despite the government objections as the Greek Constitution forbids such actions. The creditors do not care. It is not in the logic of the technocrats of the International Monetary Fund or the small German accountants to care about constitutions and other democratic procedures.
Weren’t strict austerity measures imposed with sole presidential degrees and ministerial decisions replacing the Parliament? Two years earlier, on 25. Key fiscal differences lower expectations for Eurogroup. In comments during a television interview on Wednesday night, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos appeared to rule out one of the rumoured compromise solutions between Greece and its lenders ahead of Thursday’s Eurogroup.
There has been reports, and rumours swirling in Athens, that Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos might be offered a comprehensive compromise package that would involve the Greek government legislating the measures demanded by the International Monetary F... You need a subscription to access our analysis. Please choose one of the packages available. If you are already registered, please sign in. Free Access By signing up to MacroPolis, readers will be able to read four of our articles without charge each month.
Standard Access Subscribers will be able to read the full range of our articles, access our statistics and charts, and receive our weekly e-newsletter for €450 per year. Le FMI ne demande pas plus d'austérité à la Grèce. Maurice Obstfeld et Poul M.
» Grèce : le ton monte entre l’Eurogroupe et le gouvernement, par Romaric Godin. Source : La Tribune, Romaric Godin, 15-12-2016 Wolfgang Schäuble, ministre des Finances allemand, et Klaus Regling, président du MES, n’ont pas apprécié les annonces d’Alexis Tsipras.
(Crédits : Reuters) Les créanciers européens de la Grèce ont suspendu les mesures prises sur la dette la semaine passée pour répondre aux décisions sociales annoncées par Alexis Tsipras. Ce dernier est une nouvelle fois menacé d’une humiliation cuisante. Alexis Tsipras aura donc dû boire le calice de l’humiliation jusqu’à la dernière goutte.
Un gel sans importance ? « Les institutions sont arrivées à la conclusion que les actions du gouvernement grec semblent ne pas être en ligne avec nos accords », a indiqué un porte-parole du président de l’Eurogroupe, Jeroen Dijsselbloem.