Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Thursday concluded a meeting with the representatives of the institutions on a first review of Greece's programme. In statements afterward, the minister said there had been an introductory talk, during which they discussed the agenda for the negotiations.
The heads of the institutions' missions in Athens and the government's economic team will have another meeting on Thursday at 17:00, a senior source within Greece's economic team revealed, saying the meeting will focus on fiscal issues, following meetings on Wednesday to draw up a programme for one week. At the end of the week, the representatives of the country's creditors will then decide whether they need to stay in Athens any longer.
Finance ministry sources said that the meeting with the institutions will take place at 17:30 on Thursday to discuss changes in income tax, while at 19:30 they have scheduled a discussion on developmental strategy in the agricultural sector.