There had been hope it would be wrap up next week. The talk is now that the IMF has halted the inspection, telling Greek authorities in essence to call them when they get their shite together…Fear is EU will have to pony up if the IMF withholds its next funding tranche.


The International Monetary Fund added to this pressure through its chief of mission in Greece, Poul Thomsen, who on Thursday informed the government that the latest inspection by the troika, which includes ECB and Commission representatives, would be suspended. Sources said the troika officials told Athens that there was no point in continuing until the government has drawn up further austerity measures and gets the ball rolling on the sale of state assets.

“There is a need for further technical work,” Commission spokesman for economic and monetary affairs Amadeu Altafaj Tardio told Kathimerini.