The Greek debt drama continues: Reforms were promised, but not implemented. Inspectors currently make a check on progress, before more money is released. France's leader is also in the capital, to show the Greeks that they do have friends.
The International Monetary Fund has announced another financial boost for Greece in support of making the crisis-hit country's debt more sustainable, but continues to insist on a debt cut from the EU.
The Greek government has started an auction of five-year sovereign bonds. The measure serves as a test run in preparation for the debt-ridden nation's return to capital markets. Major banks are handling the sale.
Ahead of crunch eurozone talks on Thursday, France's new finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, said a deal on debt relief for Greece was close. The issue has caused a rift among creditors, in particular Germany and the IMF.
Greece's latest tranche of bailout cash has been agreed by 19 eurozone ministers meeting in Luxembourg. It includes steps to foster Greek growth and a stand-by promise from the International Monetary Fund.
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