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Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Tsipras urges swift conclusion of review but doubts linger

Concerned about the possibility of the third review becoming a protracted affair, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has urged his ministers to act quickly to complete the prior actions before the end of the year, which is when the institutions would also like to wrap up matters.

Photo by EU Council Eurozone Eurogroup stresses need for quick review, leaves some issues open

Any hopes that Athens had of obtaining a clearer picture at Friday’s Eurogroup about how the third review might progress failed to materialise as several doubts remained, while the emphasis from the lenders’ side was very much on the third review being completed this year.

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Third review seen taking longer than Athens had hoped

Discussions between Greek government officials and members of the technical teams dispatched to Athens by the institutions continued on Wednesday, amid suggestions that the coalition’s hopes of a swift conclusion to the review are likely to be dashed.

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Macron arrives in Athens, kindling government's hopes

Within minutes of arriving in Greece on Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron sketched out his vision for eurozone reform, which is one of the key reasons for the enthusiasm with which he is being received by the Greek government.

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