Athens-troika negotiations drag on

Greek administrative reform minister Kyriacos Mitsotakis is set to meet troika officials in Athens on November 20 2013.

Mitsotakis hopes to get a nod of approval for the public sector mobility scheme carried through by the ministry without further stipulations.

Mitsotakis will present the list of 12 500 civil servants included in the first phase of the plan as well as 2000 lay-offs already gone ahead with the closure of state broadcaster ERT.

The evaluation of 400 000 civil servants has also been carried out.

The ministry will hope outstanding actions do not cause any glitches in the troika inspection as it still has not been agreed which employees will be included in the upcoming 4000 layoffs that must be ordered before the end of the year.

Equally important is the awaited troika reply to the ministry’s request for more time in order for the second phase of the mobility scheme to be completed.

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(Photo: Miroslav Sárička/