New government holds first talks with creditors, may opt for cautious fiscal approach
Lenders urge new government to meet fiscal targets as Athens issues 7-year bond
Eurogroup emphasises limited room for discussion on fiscal targets
Regling underlines concerns about fiscal target after voter-friendly measures
Eurozone set to give next govt until Sept to address fiscal issues
EC warns budget not on track due to handouts, advises against further underspend
IMF distances itself from budget talks, leaving Athens and EU to hammer out deal
The International Monetary Fund has officially indicated that although it believes Greece should implement the pension cuts it has agreed for next year, it will leave it up to Athens and its European lenders to come to an arrangement over the 2019 budget.
The Fund has gradually taken a backseat role in the negotiations over the budget and it is believed that when Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and IMF managing director Christine Lagarde met in Bali last month, the Greek official was given assurances ...
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