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Moscovici, Sapin See Solution for Greece's Debt Before May Eurogroup

The ball is now in the court of Greece's European partners, who have to keep their side of the bargain regarding debt relief, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Friday, in a statement from the G7 Finance Ministers'...

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...

IMF Denies Reports it Demanded Greek Opposition’s Support of Bailout Measures

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday denied reports that it had demanded the Greek government to secure the support of the opposition in voting measures required by creditors to continue bailout negotiations. According to Kathimerini newspaper, at an Ecofin meeting...

IMF Must Reduce Its Demands, French FinMin Sapin Says

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin sent a message to IMF to reduce its demands. After successive meetings with Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and Economy Minister Dimitris Papadimitriou, Sapin said that "the IMF has been here since 2010. If it...

French Fin Min: Eurogroup Aim Is to Reach Deal With Greece

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said that the aim of Tuesday's Eurogroup is to reach an agreement with Greece. Sapin made that statement approaching the European Commission building in Brussels ahead of the meeting of euro zone finance ministers. "France has...

Greek Gov't Optimistic that Agreement is Imminent

The Greek government is optimistic that a deal with creditors will be signed within the next few days, based on statements by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk. Sources from Maximos Mansion say that European...

German Finance Minister Urges Greece to "Do More"

The finance ministers of France and Germany have voiced hope that Athens will soon reach a new bailout deal with its international lenders. Both also urged the IMF to continue its involvement with the debt issue. Creditors are hoping to...

Sapin, Lew Stress Urgency of Greece's Bailout Review

French Minister of Finance Michel Sapin and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew argued in Washington that "a lot of work" is needed in Greece and bailout review talks must be completed soon. The two officials discussed the Greek...

French Finance Minister in Support of a Greek Debt Deal

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin wants the Greek debt issue to be put immediately on the negotiation table, according to the Greek Sunday newspaper Kathemerini. Sapin said that debt restructuring is “extremely important for the recovery of Greece’s financial stability,”...

French Finance Minister Emphasizes Greek Bailout Implementation Ahead of Eurogroup

French Finance Minister Michael Sapin expressed what many international officials have stated in the past with regards to the connection between the Greek debt and the Greek bailout. Prior to Monday's Eurogroup meeting, Sapin noted that Greece must proceed with implementing...