Juncker heralds MoU exit but fails to add clarity during Athens visit

EconomyProgramme Tags: Debt, EC, Eurogroup, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

While the visit of European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker to Athens on Thursday was seen as a symbolic gesture ahead of Friday’s Eurogroup and within the context of the final months of Greece’s third programme, it did little to provide clarity regarding the obstacles that have to be overcome in the coming weeks.

Although Juncker made it clear that he expects the bailout to be completed on time, allowing Greece to become a “normal country” in August, he did not go into any great detail about the issues that have yet to be resolved. On debt relief, for instance, ...

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