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Schaeuble: Greece will not need a new programme and will tap the markets in 2018

Schaeuble: Greece will not need a new programme and will tap the markets in 2018
 

"I expect that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will remain (in the Greek programme). It is not so important the percentage it will participate with; what it matters is that it will do so," German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Friday said in an interview with German newspaper Rheinische Post.

"I consider that Greece will not need another aid package and it will return to markets in 2018 as it has been scheduled. The Greek issue will not play any role in the German elections," he underlined.

Tsakalotos meets Eurogroup head Dijsselbloem and institutions' representatives

Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos is currently having a meeting with the President of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem and the heads of the institutions ahead of the Eurogroup to be held later in the day in Malta, according to a eurozone official.

The meeting is taking place in order to clear out the negotiating positions of the institutions and Greece ahead of the Eurogroup which is expected to end up to an principle agreement and allow the return of the institutions' representatives in Athens as soon as possible./IBNA

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