Dijsselbloem & Wieser visit Athens for talks one day after the German elections

Athens must implement a total of 95 prior actions in order to successfully wrap up the review


Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem will be in Athens for talks with the country’s government on Monday, accompanied by Euro Working Group chairman, Thomas Wieser. The visit comes a day after Angela Merkel secured a victory in the German federal election.

Dijsselbloem and Wieser are expected to reiterate in Athens that the country’s government must stick to the implementation of the agreed reform program in order to regain full debt market access in 2018.

The Dutch Finance Minister Djisselbloem will hold talks with Greek counterpart Euclid Tsakalotos that are expected to focus on key issues of the third review of Greece’s bailout program.

According to Greek government sources, Athens expect to gauge the stance of the two EU officials towards the possibility of tapping markets again in October. The European Central Bank in considered to be open to such a suggestion, the same sources point out.