must convince them ... how we will reach the 3.5 percent of GDP
primary budget surplus year by year," Finance Minister Euclid
Tsakalotos told lawmakers. "The pension and tax reforms will
contribute to this in 2018."
"We expect them (mission chiefs) to return in due course, not
this week but sometime next week. Technical teams continue
discussing the size of the fiscal gap," he said. "Once the
institutions return, we will have two weeks to the final closing
(of the review)."
(Reporting by Michele Kambas)
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