Athens tested by IMF bail-out negotiations

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Series Details 16.5.11
Publication Date 16/05/2011
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Article reports that the International Monetary Fund dismissed fears in May 2011 that talks with Greek officials on a revamped and more severe bail-out package were close to collapse over the socialist government’s reluctance to push ahead with further privatisations.

Separately, Greece also insisted on the 15 May 2011 that it would continue to implement the measures it had agreed with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund despite the uncertainty created by the arrest in New York of the IMF’s managing director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

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