Monday, February 23, 2015

-Day for Athens: Euro Group evaluates reform List – Tiroler Tageszeitung Online

-Day for Athens: Euro Group evaluates reform List – Tiroler Tageszeitung Online

Athens / Brussels (APA / dpa) – The finance ministers of the euro countries want to decide on the extension of the aid program for Greece on Tuesday. Provided however, that a requested from the government in Athens Reform List sufficiently raises hope for a successful completion of the rescue package.

The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his radical Syriza had refused to last, tough austerity conditions imposed by the donors to accept.

The reform list of Greece should be made by experts of the European Commission, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) under the microscope. The lineup was not until Monday in Athens in work.

In Athens and Brussels transpired that Greece may have to manipulate it in its reform plans. Therefore, the set of the euro partners deadline for submission of the list, the government in Athens could not keep his own words on Monday evening. The installation will now be finally completed until Tuesday for information of the German Press Agency. The reforms are under the decision of euro zone finance ministers on Friday condition for the end of February expiring aid program for Greece can be extended to the end of June.

“There was no delay”, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, however, told the US television network CNN. “We were ready this morning, and the paper was sent on time.” Rather, it is a plea was “the other side” that would be sent to “formal, official document” until Tuesday. Varoufakis spoke of a “very comprehensive list of reforms.”

background for the recent delay are according to diplomats in Brussels have not convincing details of the reforms. The working papers presented so far have not withstood the first tests, it was said in the evening in the European metropolis. If Greece on Tuesday presenting a proper reform list but that that was probably accepted by the Euro-partners, it said. Previously, it was planned to give the euro finance ministers in a conference call on Tuesday afternoon final green light for the principle adopted on Friday aids.

This is in turn requires that the crisis country does not slide into the state bankruptcy soon and might even have to get out of the euro. Germany and the other donors would then probably write off billions. So far, the heavily indebted Greece was saved with around 240 billion euros in aid loans from bankruptcy.

When the green light Finance vote in Parliament are also provided on an extension of aid for Greece in some countries. In Germany, the Bundestag

Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble would have to deal with the issue, possibly on Friday.

(CDU) blamed a media report said late Monday the way. As the “Handelsblatt” (Tuesday) reported Schäuble requested the Bundestag, the extension of the aid program to four months. He made a motion but therefore expressly subject to the reservation of the expected reform list of Athens.


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