ECONOMY

No pressure for more measures, says Stournaras as PM prepares for Brussels talks

Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras denied on Monday that Greece is under pressure from its lenders to adopt more fiscal consolidation measures.

Stournaras spoke briefly to journalists after leaving a meeting with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.

The finance minister briefed the premier about what was discussed at last week’s Eurogroup meeting, when Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsellbloem said that Greece’s funding gap would not be discussed until later this year.

Samaras is due to travel to Brussels on Tuesday to meet with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, European Council chief Herman Van Rompuy and European Parliament president Martin Shulz.

It is thought that the Greek prime minister will stress to the EU officials that the government cannot adopt any more austerity measures.