Greek talks drag on with few signs of deal soon

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European officials said talks between Greece and its European creditors appear to be stuck on several issues and a resolution is not anticipated for a while yet.

One official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly, said the main difference centered on when the European Central Bank could start to increase its emergency liquidity assistance to Greek banks.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wants a deal to pave the way to ECB help as soon as Monday, the official said, while European creditors would prefer to wait until the Greek Parliament passes several austerity measures.

Another official, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said some issues remain difficult, including a proposal for Greece to transfer billions of euros worth of state assets to an independent fund in Luxembourg under European supervision.