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Negotiations between the Greek government and the Troika of international creditors (European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund) are scheduled to resume on November 18 in Athens.

The talks were suspended last week before an agreement, which will be needed needed if a new tranche of aid is to be released, could be reached. The two sides must hammer out a plan to reduce the budget deficit by at least €1.3bn before the next Eurogroup meeting scheduled for December 9.

The government has made a list of additional austerity measures which, it says, would achieve this goal, reports Eleftherotypia. It includes —

… cuts in government spending, the merger or dismantling of some state agencies along with spending cuts in others, and a drive to fight tax evasion and welfare fraud.