Calamos Supports Greece
GreekReporter.comGreek NewsEconomyProtesters Try to Block Troika's Return

Protesters Try to Block Troika's Return

Scores of protesters occupied Greece’s finance ministry and other ministries to disrupt a visit by officials from the country’s international lenders, who are expected to arrive in Athens midday to assess Greece’s eligibility to receive its next tranche of badly needed aid.
A police source said the ministries were held by 50-member staff groups.
The visit by officials from the European Commission, International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank—commonly known as the troika—comes amid a wave of protests and as Greece’s government weighs fresh austerity measures to secure more loans. Greece’s cabinet on Thursday was due to discuss cuts in civil-service wages, among other things, to narrow the budget gap.
“The troika is coming today around midday and we expect to hold the first face-to-face meetings later this evening, but the exact time hasn’t been decided yet,” said a finance ministry official. “In the meantime, the cabinet meeting may go on until late.”
(source: Dow Jones)

See all the latest news from Greece and the world at Contact our newsroom to report an update or send your story, photos and videos. Follow GR on Google News and subscribe here to our daily email!

Related Posts