Second Review of Greek Programme Will Proceed Rapidly, Greek Finmin Predicts
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
Greece's Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Tuesday said he was confident that the second review of Greece's programme would proceed very rapidly, in statements after the end of the ECOFIN Council. The EU finance ministers' meeting had not discussed issues relating to Greece at all, he clarified.
"I am confident that we will proceed very quickly at this time," he said, noting that he expected each review to be easier than the one before, as was the case with other countries.
"Greece stands to gain by rapidly implementing the programme," Tsakalotos commented when asked whether Greece was ready to implement the prior actions that will unlock 2.8 billion euros in loans in the autumn and begin the second review.