Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos will provide the EuroWorking Group, which is meeting on Wednesday, with a written affirmation that the allowance to poorer pensioners will be a one-off and not a recurring allowance.

On this basis, the EuroWorking Group will decide over the prompt implementation of the short-term debt relief measures that were blocked by Berlin under the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), after the Greek Prime Minister promised the one-off allowance to poorer pensioners and a VAT increase suspension on the northeastern Aegean Islands.