Politics: PM chairs gov't meeting ahead of teleconference

A two-hour government meeting with senior ministers chaired by Prime Minister George Papandreou ended early Wednesday evening.
According to reports, a review was made of the course of the implementation of the Medium-Term Fiscal Strategic Programme and points were underlined where delays are reported.
Earlier, government spokesman Ilias Mossialos said that structural changes were also discussed with emphasis on the cutbacks in expenditures and the speeding up of labour issues.
On the issue of expenditures, in particular, an emphasis was placed on disability pensions, as well as a review of welfare bonuses with the exception of unemployment benefits.
The spokesman further said that the agenda of the Cabinet meeting that will convene next week will include unified salary scale in the wider public sector and the draft 2012 state budget.
A Cabinet meeting will also take place at noon on Thursday.

FinMin Venizelos briefs cabinet meeting

Government Vice President and Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos briefed Prime Minister George Papandreou and the cabinet meeting, held on Wednesday, evening ahead of the prime minister's teleconference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, on current issues of the Finance ministry.
These issues were from the course of structural changes (such as the restructuring and merging of agencies) and the labour reserve (that is expected to concern the wider public sector) to contacts with the troika on the budget.
The issue of privatisations, however, did not appear to be included in Venizelos's agenda.

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