Greece and its international lenders are down to talking about extending the shelf life of milk and if supermarkets can sell non-prescription items such as aspirin.
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has assured international lenders that most reforms, including worker firings, are on track.
Greece’s big businesses are getting a big break on their energy bills to help them get back on their feet during a crushing economic crisis.
A labor report shows it will take Greece at least two decades to recover the one million jobs lost since an economic crisis began in 2009.
Social unrest and political infighting could undo hopes Greece has of making an economic comeback this year the central bank chief said.
Protesters upset with austerity measures tangled with riot police outside the Greek Finance Ministry on Feb. 28 and tried to get into the building.
Greece will now require people suspected of living beyond their means to show the sources of their income and that they’ve paid taxes.
Greece’s opposition party warns it will overturn a deal to sell off the old Hellenikon airport site that was the centerpiece of privatization.
Greek banks, already struggling, now are trying to deal a bad loan rate of 31 percent as people beset by austerity can’t pay anymore.
International lenders are asking Greece to increase the pace of privatizing state enterprises to meet fiscal targets and complete unfinished reforms.