BERLIN (MNI) – ECB President Mario Draghi told German lawmakers on
Wednesday that the troika of the EU Commission, the ECB and the IMF has
yet to issue a recommendation on Greece, a senior lawmaker who attended
the meeting told reporters here.

Draghi “was just asked about Greece and said no recommendation has
yet been issued,” said Patrick Doering, party secretary general of the
FDP, the junior partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government

Deputy Finance Minister Steffen Kampeter said earlier today that
the government expects that Greece will not meet the goals for fiscal
consolidation and reform agreed with its creditors from the EU and the

“It is true that the [German] federal government expects that there
will be deviations from what has been agreed,” Kampeter told reporters
here. Any changes to the Greek program have to be approved by the
Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, he reminded.

Still, the deputy minister also stressed that the report on Greece
by the troika was not ready yet. “Thus, it is not clear yet what the
troika will recommend,” he said.

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