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Moscovici: The Agreement Opens the Way for Swift Conclusion of Second Program Review

The agreement paves the way for the swift conclusion of the second program review, EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxations and Customs Pierre Moscovici said on Tuesday adding that the debt issue needs to be considered in...

EC, ESM, ECB, IMF: Preliminary Agreement on Review

The ECB and ESM announced on Tuesday that they signed a preliminary agreement on the conclusion of the second programme review. "Staff teams from the EC, ESM, ECB and the IMF have reached a preliminary agreement with the Greek authorities...

Christine Lagarde: Debt Relief Technical Details Must Now be Decided

The agreement for Greece's debt sustainability must be in compliance with International Monetary Fund (IMF) rules, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said at an event held by Bruegel Institute in Brussels on Wednesday, discussing the course of the global...

French FinMin Sapin: An Overall Agreement on Debt is Necessary

An agreement with the IMF on the Greek debt is necessary, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on the sidelines of the Ecofin meeting in Malta. "If there is no agreement on the sustainability of the Greek debt, markets will...

Positive Outcome Likely on Friday, Gov't Spokesman Tzanakopoulos Says

There is no possibility of delaying the programme review until September, State Minister and government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Thursday in statements to ANT1 TV. While we were close to an agreement last Thursday, the creditors raised the issue...

Dijsselbloem: Talks Between Greece and Institutions are Continuing

Negotiations between Greek authorities and the institutions are continuing, according to Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem who tweeted a brief update on Wednesday afternoon. "Had talks and contacts on Greece during the day. Work continues,” he said. According to a European official,...

There are Still Some Thorns that Prevent Agreement, Say EU Sources

European sources on Thursday said that progress has been recorded in the deliberations between the Greek government and the institutions, noting that there are still, however, some "thorns" that do not allow the reaching of an agreement that will...

The Government Will Not Legislate Without Comprehensive Agreement Including Debt

The government will not legislate if there is not a comprehensive agreement that will include the debt issue, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos on Wednesday said in statements to Star TV. Tzanakopoulos expressed optimism that the negotiation on the second...

Government Official Expresses Optimism SLA Could be Clinched by April 7

A government official expressed optimism on Monday that a staff-level agreement between Greece and its creditors could be achieved by April 7 (Friday), adding that the EuroWorking Group (EWG) on March 30 is not crucial. To have a staff-level...

Budget Office Chief: Eurogroup Decision Positive, but Road Towards Agreement Is Long

Eurogroup’s decision to approve the return of the mission chiefs in Athens is a positive development but the road towards the final agreement is long and unclear, the head of the parliament’s Budget Office, Panagiotis Liargovas, said on Wednesday. "The...