Monday 23 October 2017

Greece will receive first EU loans tomorrow, official says

Natalie Weeks

Greece will receive the first installment of emergency European Union loans tomorrow, one day before €8.5bn of bonds come due, a Finance Ministry official said by phone today.

The EU’s first payment of €14.5bn will arrive tomorrow, said the official, who declined to be identified. The Internatoinal Monetary Fund, which is participating in the bailout, made its first contribution of €5.5bn last week.

The loans will cover the country’s financing needs for May and June, the official said.


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