Tsipras faces heavy lifting to finalise deal and get party approvalPoliticsGreek Politics
The Greek government has wasted no time in rolling out its strategy for ensuring the passage of measures being discussed with the lenders and the conclusion of the drawn-out second review.
Eurogroup agrees return of mission to Athens but key issues unresolvedPoliticsGreek Politics
Monday’s Eurogroup culminated in an agreement for the institutions to return to Athens in the coming days, which was probably the most positive development that could have been expected at the start of the day but also leaves a lot of ground to be covered in the coming weeks.
Progress rather than breakthrough the target at EurogroupPoliticsGreek Politics
Expectations are relatively low for Monday’s Eurogroup, with the most that can be expected being an initial agreement between Greece and the institutions on the basic elements needed in order for the review to be completed.
IMF's outlook on debt unsustainability adds to doubts after inconclusive EurogroupEconomyProgramme
The Greek government attempted to put a positive spin on Thursday’s Eurogroup even though it seems to have come under strong pressure to adopt the fiscal measures demanded by the International Monetary Fund in advance and emerged from the Brussels meeting without any clear indication of when or under what terms the institutions will return to Athens.
Eurogroup sheds little light on how Greek review will progressEconomyProgramme
Thursday’s Eurogroup yielded little in way of tangible results for the Greek programme, apart from a clear insistence on the side of the European lenders that the International Monetary Fund should remain fully involved in the bailout.
Key fiscal differences lower expectations for EurogroupPoliticsGreek Politics
In comments during a television interview on Wednesday night, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos appeared to rule out one of the rumoured compromise solutions between Greece and its lenders ahead of Thursday’s Eurogroup.
Tsipras gets no encouragement from lenders, left to consider next movePoliticsGreek Politics
Following his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Friday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has a few days ahead to consider what action he wants to take next in what now looks set to be a prolonged negotiation with lenders over the second review.
Athens sees flexibility on fiscal targets, singles out IMF over rolePoliticsGreek Politics
There was a fairly subdued reaction from the government to the outcome of Monday’s Eurogroup, although the coalition did turn its fire on the International Monetary Fund and indicated it would strive to avoid having to agree any new measures now.
Eurogroup grants short-term debt relief but leaves Athens fretting over fiscal targets and IMFEconomyProgramme
Monday’s Eurogroup concluded with eurozone finance ministers agreeing to the short-term debt relief measures proposed by the European Stability Mechanism but leaving several lingering questions about other key issues.
Greece heads to Eurogroup facing uncertain outcomeEconomyProgramme
Ahead of the Eurogroup due to start in Brussels on Monday at 3 pm local time, another teleconference was held between the Greek ministers and the institutions’ mission chiefs on Saturday evening.