Greece sees deal by June 5 but size of gaps tells different story

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The Greek government remains optimistic that it can reach a deal with lenders by June 5, when the first of several payments to the International Monetary Fund are due, but the range of issues on which there has yet to be an agreement suggests it will be very difficult to reach a deal within that timeframe.

Government spokesman Gavriil Sakellaridis told Parapolitiki radio station on Wednesday that an agreement between Athens and the institutions is “very close.” In fact, the Greek side has been briefing that there may even be a breakthrough this weekend af...

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