Portugal - Report assesses IMF-policy - August 31, 2016

In a report of the Independent Evaluation Office the IMF’s handling of the euro area crisis is assessed. In Annex 3 of the Portugal report all structural conditionality measures for the country are listed. The list once more makes clear that, although the main goals were debt restructuring and fiscal consolidation, several indirect or even unrelated measures (pension and labour market reform, abolishment of extension mechanism, reduction of severance pay) were dictated by the Troika.

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