Talks between Greece and its creditors have ended with some progress, but without any major breakthrough occurred. A new debt crisis is feared after a several month long fights between the country and the International monetary fund (IMF).
Greek finance minister Euklidis Tsakalotos and Eurogroup leader, Dutch Jeroen Dijsselbloem. Arkivbild.
the Conflict comes to debt relief and budgetary objectives, and has raised the question about the country’s place in the euro.
the Eurogroup leader Jeroen Dijsselbloem saying that progress had been made after five hours of talks with Greek finance minister Euklidis Tsakalotos and other the EU and IMF representatives, but few details were given.
” We made significant progress in the day and has close to a consensus for the (lenders) mission to return to Athens next week, said Dijsselbloem.
the group of experts shall report on Greece has followed the previously agreed reforms. If the report is positive, it paves the way for eurozone finance ministers to pay out new loans. Without them, Greece will not be able to make the repayments on seven billion, around 66 billion – to be paid in the summer.
– There is a great understanding that it is in everyone’s interest to finish in time, says Dijsselbloem, referring to the greatly delayed the signing of the next disbursement of emergency loans.