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Greece talking with troika debt creditors

07-06-2012 10:16 BJT

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Debt inspectors from the European Central Bank, European Commission and International Monetary Fund, also called the troika, met with the new Finance Minister of Greece Yannis Stournaras shortly after he was sworn in to office on Thursday. They are also scheduled to hold talks later in the day with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.

Samaras appeared in public for the first time since undergoing eye surgery nearly two weeks ago, shortly after a coalition government was formed with another two parties following inconclusive national elections. The inspection visit is the first in a number of months as the political turmoil and elections in Greece forced a delay of the visit.

Greece wants to revise the terms of its two bailouts, worth a total of 240 billion US dollars, but whether it will be successful will depend on how the proposals are viewed by its creditors. Germany, which is the largest single contributor to the bailouts, has many times reiterated that Athens must stick to its commitments.



Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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