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Greek deal closer, euro zone finance ministers to meet May 9


BRUSSELS Greece and its international lenders are close to a deal on a package of bailout reforms and are working to agree further contingency steps by May 9 when an extraordinary meeting of euro zone finance ministers will be held in Brussels, EU officials said on Thursday.

Eurogroup meeting on Greece likely on May 9 or 10 - Greek TV 28 Apr 2016

ATHENS Eurozone finance ministers are likely to meet on Greece on May 9 or 10 to try to resolve a deadlock in talks between Athens and its foreign creditors, Greece's Ant1 TV said on Thursday, citing sources at the Greek prime minister's office.

Greek bank rescue fund picks Spencer Stuart to review bank boards 28 Apr 2016

ATHENS Greece's bank bailout fund has picked consulting firm Stuart Spencer to undertake a review of the boards of the country's four big banks, part of a drive to crack down on how members are chosen, it said on Thursday.


Eurogroup Greece meeting might be next week or week after - Dijsselbloem 28 Apr 2016

PARIS Euro zone finance ministers could meet next week or the week after to discuss Greece, Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Wednesday.


EU's Tusk urges Eurogroup to set date for Greece talks within days 27 Apr 2016

BRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers should set a date for a meeting on Greece within days to avoid renewed uncertainty over the country's ability to finance itself, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday.

Greece says IMF demands are undermining an accord 27 Apr 2016

ATHENS Greece accused the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday of undermining efforts to broker an accord over the country's funding options, after talks to unlock fresh bailout aid stalled.


More migrants ferried from Greece to Turkey under EU deal 27 Apr 2016

ATHENS Migrants in a Greek detention camp threw stones in clashes with police on Tuesday hours after two ferries shipped refugees back to Turkey under a disputed deal intended to stem the human influx into Europe.

Clashes break out at migrants camp on Greek island - police 26 Apr 2016

ATHENS Stone-throwing migrants clashed with police at the Moria detention centre on the Greek island of Lesbos on Tuesday shortly after the Dutch and Greek migration ministers toured the former army camp.


Turkey tells EU it will protect all returned asylum-seekers 26 Apr 2016

BRUSSELS Turkey has promised to protect all asylum-seekers sent back from Europe, not just Syrians, the European Union said on Tuesday, hoping to ease concerns about the main EU strategy to stem the migrant flow into Greece.

Greece using public sector deposits as bailout delays pinch - officials 26 Apr 2016

ATHENS The Greek government is using cash surpluses deposited by public sector entities to pay its bills because delays on a bailout review have stopped funds from international lenders being disbursed, officials said on Tuesday.