in ,

Greek officials are trying to get some of the 7.2 billion euros in bailout funds released to cover pending payments

Post originally appeared on Ekathimerini.

Three European officials who spoke to Kathimerini on Thursday on condition of anonymity said there is no question of Athens receiving funding unless there is first an agreement on the entirety of the reform package. “There cannot be a partial agreement,” one of the three said.

The next time Greece will be discussed is at a Euro Working Group (EWG) on April 8, a day ahead of Athens having to pay 450 million euros to the International Monetary Fund. Unnamed eurozone officials told Reuters that Greece expressed fears during the last EWG that it would run out of money on April 9. However, this claim was immediately denied by the government.

“The Finance Ministry categorically denies an anonymous report by Reuters on issues which were supposedly discussed during the Euro Working Group on April 1,” the Finance Ministry said in a statement.

Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said negotiations with Athens are “improving” but that there is still much ground for Greece and its lenders to cover before an agreement on reforms could be reached. “They deliver more and more proposals that are more and more detailed. On some parts, we will definitely reach an agreement,” he said, adding that he does not expect the Eurogroup to meet next week to discuss Greek reforms.

“There must be a good package which can also be realized in the four months we’re talking about,” Dijsselbloem said. “The clock continues to tick.”

The Finance Ministry insisted on Thursday that Greece’s primary surplus target for this year will be 1.2 to 1.5 percent despite the fact that the proposals it sent to lenders, which were leaked on Wednesday, indicated a goal of 3.1 to 3.9 percent.

References:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_03/04/2015_548787

Liked it? Take a second to support The Duran on Patreon!

Report

What do you think?

9
Leave a Reply

avatar
9 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
0 Comment authors
Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
trackback

ccn2785xdnwdc5bwedsj4wsndb

[…]always a major fan of linking to bloggers that I enjoy but don’t get a whole lot of link appreciate from[…]

trackback

xcn5bsn5bvtb7sdn5cnvbttecc

[…]very couple of sites that take place to become comprehensive below, from our point of view are undoubtedly very well worth checking out[…]

trackback

Title

[…]usually posts some incredibly exciting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[…]

trackback

Title

[…]The information and facts mentioned within the write-up are a number of the very best available […]

trackback

Title

[…]always a major fan of linking to bloggers that I like but don’t get a lot of link adore from[…]

trackback

Title

[…]check below, are some entirely unrelated internet sites to ours, on the other hand, they are most trustworthy sources that we use[…]

trackback

Title

[…]one of our visitors not too long ago suggested the following website[…]

trackback

Title

[…]please check out the internet sites we stick to, such as this a single, as it represents our picks in the web[…]

trackback

Title

[…]we like to honor several other internet internet sites around the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Below are some webpages really worth checking out[…]

Varoufakis vs. Lagarde…who spends more to look good?

Who is the best Voice of Greece coach? Vote for you choice…