Greece expects to make a clean break with official lenders when its international bailout expires in August and has no reason to seek a precautionary credit line,” Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday.
Within the context of the 19th Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum the New York Stock Exchange in cooperation with Capital Link organized a special ceremony in honor of Greece entitled “Greek Day at NYSE”.
At least 1.1 billion euros of an excess primary surplus target will be distributed for social purposes this year, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos told national broadcaster ERT1 in an interview late on Tuesday.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will not insist on an Asset Quality Review (AQR) while stress tests for Greek banks have not been brought forward, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said during an ANT1 television .
The Greek government doesn’t question the quality of the statistical data on which the country’s adjustment program is based on, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos was quoted as telling the German newspaper Die Zeit, commenting on an article about the legal saga involving former statistics chief Andreas Georgiou.
The results from Greece’s attempt to tap the markets with the issue of a new five-year bond on Tuesday had exceeded the government’s expectations, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said after meeting Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
The markets have recognised that Greece has turned page, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said at the Economist conference on Thursday.
Greece did not get what it set out for at the Eurogroup, main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in an interview with Alpha television on Friday. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras set the bar high, Mitsotakis said, but the country “has unfortunately passed underneath it.”
The delays in reaching an agreement on Greece’s programme are due entirely to disagreements between the lenders, government Vice-President Yiannis Dragasakis said on Monday, at a meeting with representatives of Greece’s banks.
The meeting with the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde “went very well”, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos after the talks held in Washington DC, on the sidelines of the IMF’s Spring Meetings.