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Hardouvelis reminds fellow ministers of tasks before troika return in September

Greek Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis has written to fellow cabinet members to remind them of their tasks as the government seeks to complete some 600 action in time for the troika’s return in September.

Representatives of Greece’s lenders are due back in Athens in mid-September to conduct the fifth review of the country’s adjustment program and the government wants to ensure that it is on target for that visit.

Government sources said that Hardouvelis would like to attend the October 13 Eurogroup in Brussels with at least an agreement in principle with the troika to pave the way for debt relief talks to begin.

Greece also has six “prior actions” to complete in August in order to receive another 1 billion euros in bailout funding.

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