On Wednesday, Alt Finance Minister George Chouliarakis told lawmakers during the draft budget debate before the Finance Committee that there will be no additional measures in the 2018 draft budget.
According to the Minister, after the conclusion of the third review, in January 2018 Greece will be in the final stretch of the fiscal adjustment program.
He noted that he personally believes that the adjustment programme will be concluded in January 2018. “There are prior actions left for winter and spring of 2018, as the last review is scheduled for May-June 2018, but they have already been decided and legislated, and they are not a lot. Therefore, the programme is essentially completed with the conclusion of the third review. Not formally, but in essence”, he said.
The final draft will be submitted at the plenum on Nov. 21.