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Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Fiscal surplus back in focus ahead of IMF debt discussions

Greece’s delegation of ministers is due to head to Washington for the International Monetary Fund’s Spring Meetings on Thursday, hoping that it will return with at least confirmation that the IMF and the eurozone are on the same page regarding debt relief.

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos New Democracy's internal disputes continue to pester Mitsotakis

The Greek political scene is going through a brief lull as Parliament waits to vote on the measures the government is due to finalise with the lenders in the coming days, but New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis was called into action this week amid minor unrest in his party.

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos With review set to resume, Tsipras looks for post-deal strategy

Following the Easter break, the Greek government’s attention will be on two main issues: Completing the review so a “global deal” can be concluded before the end of May and trying to shift the focus domestically away from the new measures and onto more positive interventions by the coalition.

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Debt talks to be prime focus after Easter

Talks between Greece and its lenders are heading for a brief break over the Easter weekend but are due to resume with some urgency next week, when debt relief is expected to dominate the agenda.

Photo by World Bank via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/bPr6Y6 Debt relief moving to centre stage in programme discussion

Comments by International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde regarding the debt relief that the eurozone will provide Greece have shed further the light on the discussions that lie ahead but also on the form that the domestic political debate will take.

Poll spells worse trouble for PM than concerns of party turmoil

After the decision by some members of SYRIZA’s central committee to voice their objections on Sunday to the deal with the Greece’s lenders, focus is turning to the party’s parliamentary group and whether Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras should expect any nasty surprises.

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