Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker spoke on the phone yesterday (6.05) and "took stock of the progress made in talks between Greece and its partners over the last days on a comprehensive set of reforms to achieve a successful completion of the review," according to a joint statement issued by both sides afterward.

In an announcement released simultaneously in Athens and Brussels, Juncker and Tsipras said that they "notably discussed the importance of reforms to modernise the pension system so that it is fair, fiscally sustainable and effective in averting old-age poverty."

They also discussed the need for wage developments and labour market institutions to be supportive of job creation, competitiveness and social cohesion. In this context, they concurred on the role of a modern and effective collective bargaining system, which should be developed through broad consultation and meet the highest European standards, the announcement said. 

See also Joint statement by the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund