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Troika Returns to Athens to Assess Greek Economy and Start Negotiations

megaro-maximou-708_4The troika of international creditors returns to Athens on Thursday to start assessing the state of Greece’s economy, complete the review of the second bailout program and start working on the third.
According to a Proto Thema newspaper report, the delegation of representatives of the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund will come to Athens with an alleged 3-billion-euro fiscal gap.
Even though consultations and teleconferences between the two sides are constant, information on the specific agenda has not been released. The first meeting will be on Thursday at the General Accounting Office, a day after the Greek Parliament voted the prerequisite reforms in order for negotiations to commence.
According to the report, the lenders’ representatives are coming to Athens to allegedly record the damage done to the economy during the first six months of the leftist government.
The report says that according to sources in Brussels, the troika speaks of a fiscal gap amounting to 3 billion euros. In that case, additional measures might be required by creditors.

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