ECONOMY

Troika inspectors see progress in talks, set for return early December

Greece’s international lenders on Thursday hailed progress in talks with the country’s officials on demanded austerity measures, noting however that a number of issues “remain outstanding.” The EU/IMF team will return to Athens next month.

Here is the troika’s full statement on Greece:

Staff teams of the European Commission, the European Central Bank (ECB), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have concluded their visit to Greece following productive discussions with the authorities on the set of policies that could serve as a basis for the completion of the ongoing review of the country’s economic program.

Good progress has been made, but a few issues remain outstanding. The discussions will continue from respective headquarters. The European Commission, ECB and IMF staff teams expect to return to Athens in early December.