Tuesday 6 December 2016

Greek reforms to be vetted by officials today

Patrick Edwards

Published 30/04/2015 | 02:30

Athens is hoping an
Athens is hoping an "interim" deal can be struck before a May 12 payment of €750m.

Eurozone officials will discuss Greece today after Athens presented a list of reforms for legislation to show it is serious about acting on pledges to secure aid.

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The reform list did not offer major new concessions beyond those already discussed with EU and IMF lenders, but Athens is hoping it will speed up slow-moving talks and allow for at least an initial deal to ease its cash crunch.

The reforms will be assessed at a meeting of technical-level teams from Greece and the lenders in Brussels today, Greek government officials said.

Despite lender scepticism, Athens is hoping an "interim" deal can be struck before a May 12 payment of €750m.

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