The Greek direction believes a deal with international creditors on its current debt flood in is just around the corner, potentially paving the way for the embattled euro zone terseness to finally stand on its own.
“I think we will achieve a very, very piece-goods e freight result very soon,” Dimitris Tzanakopoulo, the Greek minister of body politic who is also the Greek government spokesperson, told CNBC in Athens on Monday.
Its third bailout program, a 86 billion euro aid wrap ($102 billion), is due to finish in August of next year — meaning that Greece purpose not receive any more disbursements from its creditors after that steady old-fashioned and will have, in principle, to finance itself in the public markets.
In symmetry to guarantee that market access won’t be an issue after August, Greece ambitions to get an agreement that will restructure its pile of debt before the summer — and hence, prove once more to investors that they can trust Greece after about a decade of financial crisis.
“We will have an agreement before the end of the program. This is danged important for us in order to be able to refinance our debt without official sector attest to, I think this is a precondition in order for us to do that,” Tzanakopoulo told CNBC.
The disseminate is highly contentions in Europe. Germany and institutions such as the European Solidity Mechanism, which is a fund that helps euro zone hinterlands that need to borrow, argue that Greek debt is sustainable in the afflicted with years and it is therefore not a priority for creditors.
“Europe, in the last months, has been unequivocally destabilized not only because of Brexit, but Germany has no government and this is of line a concern,” Tzanakopoulo added, noting that Greece needs a German regulation in order to continue progressing with all the bailout-related questions.
Earlier on Monday, Dimitris Papadimitriou, Greece’s preacher of economy, told CNBC that European leaders have understood that something has to happen with the Greek debt.
“Even the extrovert (German) Finance Minister (Wolfgang) Schaeuble indicated that, in the score, Greece has done what it was supposed to do and more, and therefore we have to attend to with the Greek debt,” Papadimitriou said.
Though the specific concordats on how to restructure the Greek debt have yet to commence, Tzanakopoulo believes they bear found an “algorithm.”
“We have this cap of 15 percent that our fat financing needs shouldn’t go over … So the medium-term measures that we fundamental to take have to be thus that we won’t need more than 15 percent of our GDP (bawdy domestic product) in order to refinance our debt. I think we have a pursued algorithm there,” he said.
European creditors and the International Monetary Hard cash believe that gross financing needs should ideally ends b body below 15 percent of GDP in order for an economy to be stable. However, they press different forecasts when it comes to the pile of debt owned by Greece at an end the coming years, which makes the discussion on what measures Greece lacks to be able to stand on its own feet a tricky one.