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Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Effort begins to secure SYRIZA support for deal with institutions

The government’s efforts to lay to rest any concerns within the coalition about the agreement with Greece’s lenders began in earnest on Tuesday, when Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos addressed SYRIZA’s political committee.

Photo via Fosphotos Eurogroup agrees return of mission to Athens but key issues unresolved

Monday’s Eurogroup culminated in an agreement for the institutions to return to Athens in the coming days, which was probably the most positive development that could have been expected at the start of the day but also leaves a lot of ground to be covered in the coming weeks.

Photo via Fosphotos Progress rather than breakthrough the target at Eurogroup

Expectations are relatively low for Monday’s Eurogroup, with the most that can be expected being an initial agreement between Greece and the institutions on the basic elements needed in order for the review to be completed.

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Athens and lenders left with gap to bridge ahead of Eurogroup

There was a distinctly domestic flavour to the exchange between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Parliament on Friday, perhaps reflecting the limbo in which negotiations between the government and its lenders currently find themselves.

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