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During a standard briefing of the German government regarding insurance reforms, a representative of the German Finance Ministry responded to a question posed by realfm 97.8 correspondent Pantelis Valassopoulou, arousing serious questions about the agreed reforms that are to take place after 2018.
Answering to the question of when the decided reforms are to be implemented, the German spokesman said “The pension is one of the reforms included in the current program, so it must be fulfilled in the current program.”
At the same time, he made it clear that Germany will stick to its claims of a surplus of 3.5% and maintains its position that the IMF should stay in the Greek program.
Regarding the Merkel – Lagarde meeting, the representative said that “this is a normal exchange of views with Ms. Lagarde and its contents are confidential. The situation will be assessed after the Eurogroup. The institutions have decided to return to Greece and decided specific reforms. “