Referring to the mistakes that led to the derailment of the Greek rescue program, the International Monetary Fund's European department chief Poul Thomsen said during a speech at the London School of Economics on Monday that the previous SYRIZA-led government essentially chose austerity instead of reforms.
The President of the Fiscal Council, Daniel Daianu, recommends postponing new increases of incomes / salaries, stopping the promises that generate unrealistic expectations in citizens and restructuring the state apparatus given that, according to him, the acute deficit of fiscal area is increasingly dangerous.
On the occasion of the first anniversary of Greece's exiting its third and final austerity program Tuesday, the European Commission urged the country to continue its efforts to put its finances right, lower the still "unacceptably high" unemployment and heal the social fissures that resulted from the lengthy financial crisis.
The latest budget revision bill secures the full payment of public wages, pensions and investment projects, and nobody has to worry about it, Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici said at the end of a Government meeting on Monday. "The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has passed the 1-billion-leu mark for the first time. Where the Government took some measures, results were seen.