IMF will have an advisory role in 2017
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Minister of Finances, Arben Ahmetaj, in an interview for Top Channel spoke about what will happen after the closure of the IMF agreement in February of 2017.

"We will not have a new agreement with imposing conditions. We would prefer an agreement with monitoring and advises, since the macro-fiscal reform has been successful", Ahmetaj said.

The government wants more budget space for 2017, since it should finance the program of reforms. "There is the justice reform, the decentralization reform, the water reform, the public administration reform, which also includes a raise in salaries and pensions".

According to Ahmetaj, the new relation with the IMF doesn't change the government's determination to strengthen finances and reduce debt.

"It is not by chance that in an electoral year, the government has not ignored the law for the budget, has not ruined public finances, has even lowered the debt, has kept the primary surplus, has established the lowest deficit for the past 10 years, and guarantees an economic growth of 3.5%", Ahmetaj said.

The government will also cancel obligations for businesses. This refers to debts that have not been collected before December 2010. It also establishes a scheme for facilitating payment of debts created from 2011 to 2014. For obligations created after December 31st 2014 there will be no cancellation. /
Published on: October 21, 2016 - 8:13 pm
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