Staff level agreement till April 7, says Greek official

EU officials “control freaks”, he says

A high ranking official from the Greek Finance Ministry expressed confidence that Greece and its creditors would reach a staff level agreement (SLA) by next Friday. He went to stress that only a minor issue on the labour front was open before the two parties could reach a deal. “The April 7 Euro Working Group (EWG) is not the critical date, the heads of the Troika have to visit Greece”, he said for the staff level agreement to conclude. He continued by saying that that the Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies (MEFP) was easier and did not include many issues, adding that the IMF was not as fussy as the “control freaks” of Europe who were always adding more demands.