‘Troika lands in Lisbon amid tense climate’

Published on 24 June 2013 at 08:46


The troika creditors begin a mid-term visit to Lisbon on June 24 ahead of the 8th evaluation of Portugal’s adjustment programme due to officially begin on July 15.

The visit comes as the government faces growing tension, the newspaper writes, with a general strike looming on June 27, the fourth since the government took office.

The timetable for reforms set during the last review are tight, according to Negócios, which adds that, before the end of July, the government must –

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provide parliament with the text of the new laws on public sector work rules [...], and an increase in the retirement age. It must also come up with a more ambitious plan to reduce the price of energy.

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