The terrorist attack on former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos in Athens on Thursday drew attention away from Monday’s Eurogroup, but discussions continue in the background.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gave mixed messages on Wednesday about what kind of proposal he might accept at the June 15 Eurogroup.
The failure of Greece's lenders to reach a deal at Monday's Eurogroup has sparked doubts about whether Athens will be offered any restructuring plan at this stage of the negotiations.
Monday’s Eurogroup ended without an agreement on debt relief for Greece, with a possible decision being put back to the next gathering of eurozone finance ministers on June 15.
Greece goes into Monday’s Eurogroup without any certainty that its lenders will arrive at a common position on how to put its public debt on a sustainable path.
The multi-bill of measures agreed between the Greek government and its lenders passed through Parliament in Athens on Thursday night with the support of all 153 coalition MPs.
The National Council on Foreign Policy (ESEP) convened on Wednesday for a briefing regarding Greece’s energy plans.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras appears upbeat that an agreement on debt relief will be secured at Monday’s Eurogroup, although this was not backed up by officials on the lenders’ side.
Another violation of Greece’s territorial waters by two Turkish military boats off the coast of Agathonisi this week has prompted a reaction from Athens in the ongoing tension in the Aegean between the two neighbours.
Coalition MPs passed on Tuesday their first test ahead of this week’s final vote on the multi-bill as tension builds ahead of Thursday’s ballot.