The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be publishing its report on Greece’s debt on Monday. As part of the compromises made, the Greek government is said to be considering a decrease in non-taxable income for 2019 should the goals be not achieved. The Greek government aims at reaching an agreement in the Eurogroup meeting of February 20th, so that Greek bonds are included in the ECB’s quantitative easing (QE) program in early March.
It is said that the IMF will insist on declaring the debt non-sustainable if no medium-term debt relief measures are taken and if surplus goals are not reduced. However, government sources have denied the allegations of partial preventive passing of the measures required by the IMF. In any case, the Greek financial team is still in contact with the Institutions’ officials and will be preparing a number of legislative initiatives until the EuroWorking Group of Thursday, February 9th, so that the technocrats return to Athens.