Disagreement over Property Tax & Civil Servants postpones Samaras – Troika meeting

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Officially the meeting between Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and the Troika was postponed, because the Troika’s technical teams had not concluded their work. Unofficially, the meeting scheduled for Tuesday afternoon was postponed for Wednesday due to disagreement. Greek media report that it is mainly the emergency property tax and the mobilization of the civil servants.

The meeting between Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and the Troika’s representatives has been postponed for Wednesday afternoon 7 p.m., March 13th 2013. Athens News agency reported, citing government sources, that the meeting was postponed because the Troika’s technical teams had not concluded their work.

The postponement is not the result of some disagreement but due to technical procedures.

The meeting was scheduled for Tuesday,  6 p.m. the postponement was announced short before the meeting would start.

Neverthelss, Samaras has called an extraordinary meeting with finance minister Yiannis Stournaras, deputy finance minister Christos Staikouras and development minister Kostis Chatzidakis.