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Gov't seeks to complete negotiations with troika by Sunday
A Eurogroup meeting scheduled for October 8 is the deadline for the Greek government to reach an agreement with the troika over a new package of measures worth 11.9 billion euros, a Finance ministry official told AMNA following the completion of a meeting of the leaders of the three political parties in the government, while he added that the fact that the troika was returning to the negotiating table –later on Thursday- was a sign it was willing to compromise.amna
Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras was to have a new meeting with the troika late on Thursday in an effort to reach a compromise agreement on the package of measures. The government, the official said, aims to have completed negotiations by next Sunday as the troika officials were scheduled to leave Athens early next week. In case a full agreement was not achieved, the government’s next aim was to finalize the package of measures up to 95 pct, while for the remaining 5.0 pt talks could continue with the troika’s technical staff. The troika leaders were expected to return to Greece early in October ahead of the Eurogroup meeting to finalize the agreement. Greece is not planning to submit a request for an urgent Eurogroup meeting.
SOURCE: ATHENS NEWS AGENCY