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Greece's Bailout Exit to Dominate Eurogroup Gathering

The countdown for talks leading to Greece's completion of its fiscal adjustment program will begin at a Eurogroup Working Group (EWG) meeting on Thursday. Thursday's meeting will open discussions on Greece's growth strategy following the program, a topic on the...

Eurogroup Green-Lights €5.7B for Greece

Greece is closer to receiving €5.7 billion ($7 billion) of European loans as the Eurogroup Working Group (EWG) on Friday approved the latest disbursement. EWG head, Mario Centeno, confirmed his organization had ticked off the prior actions required by Greece...

'Strong Push' for Comprehensive Deal by May 22 From G7, Say Eurozone Sources

Discussions on Greece on the sidelines of a G7 finance ministers' meeting and central bankers in the Italian city of Bari on Friday concluded with a decision to give a “strong push” for a comprehensive agreement by May 22,...

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...

ND Criticizes Alternate FinMin Chouliarakis for Missing EWG

New Democracy criticized the government and Alternate Finance Minister George Chouliarakis for missing a EuroWorking Group (EWG) meeting on Thursday to speak at an event at LSE in London. "While the second review is at a crucial point after...

Athens Concerned About Possible Differences With its Creditors

As negotiations regarding the second bailout review enter their final phase, Greek officials fear that there will be demands for harsher measures. Greece and its creditors are continuing talks to find solutions to open matters in the second review of...

EWG Gives Greece 24-Hour Deadline to Comply with Bailout Actions

The  Euro Working Group (EWG) meeting on Monday gave the green light for the disbursement of a 7.5-billion-euro bailout tranche to Greece provided that loose ends are tied up by Tuesday. The decision, based on a compliance report compiled...

EWG Set for Staff Level Agreement on Greece

A meeting of the Euro Working Group (EWG) is taking place at this time in Brussels and is focused on reaching a staff level agreement on the completion of the program for Greece. The EWG meeting is believed to...

Greek FinMin Varoufakis to Meet IMF Managing Director Lagarde

Greece’s outspoken Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis will meet with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde in Washington on April 5. The two officials are expected to hold an informal discussion regarding the Greek government’s reforms list. According...

Greek Deputy Finance Minister Mardas: We Are Ready to Pay IMF on April 9

Greek Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas  expressed his optimism today that Greece will be able to repay a loan tranche of 450 million euros to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), ruling out scenarios that the country will run out...