Technical teams return to Athens, new prior actions on agenda


Technical teams representing Greece’s lenders began arriving in Athens on Sunday, with the aim of talks with the government beginning on Tuesday.

The mission heads are not expected in Athens until Wednesday or Thursday. The visiting officials have asked to have access to ministries, ministers and general secretaries.

So far, the Greek side has only agreed for the meetings to take place in a hotel and for the visitors to be allowed access to the General State Accounting Office.

One of the potential stumbling blocks is that the lenders are expecting the government to draft another bill with prior actions so it can be passed through Parliament in the next two or three weeks, despite already adopting two pieces of legislation with new measures in the past two weeks.