October 13, 2017 / 1:37 PM / 8 days ago

IMF not asking Greece for more fiscal measures

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund is not asking Greece to take any additional fiscal measures under the bailout programme, the head of the IMF’s European Department Poul Thomsen told a news briefing.

FILE PHOTO - International Monetary Fund logo is seen inside the headquarters at the end of the IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Washington, U.S., October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

“I do not see any need for additional fiscal measures in Greece,” Thomsen said, adding the critical issue for Greece was debt and that the IMF was hoping to reach an agreement with euro zone governments on Greek debt relief soon.

Reporting By Jan Strupczewski and Balazs Koranyi

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