Greece and its lenders head into the weekend hoping that they can conclude their technical discussions before the start of next week.
Positive sentiment prevailed in Greek stock market this week, leading to strong gains of 6 percent as the return of the institutions returned to Athens and optimism about a successful conclusion to negotiations in the next few days grew.
Rising tension in the Western Balkans and Turkey's continuing policy of provoking tensions with Greece are uppermost in Athens’s foreign policy agenda at the moment.
The rate of credit contraction in the Greek market slowed to 1.3 percent in March from 1.6 percent in February, Bank of Greece (BoG) figures showed on Friday.
The number of Greek citizenships granted to non-Greeks more than halved in the two years from 2013 to 2015, EU data has shown.
Europe is breathing another sigh of relief after seeing centrist Emmanuel Macron burst through with an unexpected victory in the first round of the French presidential elections on Sunday.