Troika talks stuck on overhaul of civil service

Troika talks stuck on overhaul of civil service

 

Government officials made progress in talks with troika envoys on Tuesday, with only the contentious issue of a civil service overhaul said to be pending, and are reportedly planning to draft new legislation to accelerate dismissals of some 2,000 oath-breaking civil servants by June despite objections by Democratic Left, the junior partner in the coalition.

The civil service overhaul is to be thrashed out in a new meeting between Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras and troika envoys beginning at noon on Wednesday.