ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek government officials and EU/IMF lenders will hold talks in Paris on Tuesday on a crucial bailout review that has stalled over disagreement on a projected budget gap for next year.
“Late last night it was agreed that there will be a meeting on Tuesday in Paris of the Greek negotiating team with the (EU/IMF) troika chiefs in order to advance the review and examine the framework for the day after,” the Greek finance ministry said in a statement, referring to plans for Greece’s post-bailout period.
Greece wants to exit its EU/IMF bailout by the end of the year - a year ahead of schedule - but needs to wrap up the current bailout review first.
Fears have grown that it will miss its Dec. 8 deadline to complete the review after EU/IMF inspectors did not return to Athens as expected after bank stress tests were announced.
Reporting by Angeliki Koutantou, Writing by Deepa Babington