Well, i say warm….. Troika talks are still without conclusion/solution as differences remain over Eur 3.5 bln of the Eur 13.5 austerity measures, but as one EU official puts it …

Mr. Samaras “is seen as difficult and he’s tough. But those traits also mean he has the best chance of pushing through the tough changes needed,” a senior European Commission official in Brussels said. “He’s the best port we have in this storm. But that’s not saying much, giving how much mistrust there is right now.”

He’s also been described by the EU -“as a major positive surprise….Someone we can work with, which frankly we didn’t expect.”

More …. WSJ