IMF's Thomsen to visit Greece in May

Poul Thomsen, the head of the International Monetary Fund team for Greece, will visit the country on his own after the May 6 election before a mission visit takes place the following month, according to Sunday?s Kathimerini.

IMF sources in Washington said that Thomsen is likely to conduct a staff visit that will last a couple of days to assess the situation in Greece following the election.

IMF representatives, as well as those from the European Central Bank and the European Commission, are expected to visit Athens in June to assess Greece?s progress in meeting fiscal targets and drawing up plans for cuts worth 5.5 percent of gross domestic product, or roughly 11 billion euros, in 2013 and 2014.