EU’s Tusk says Greece has made ‘first real proposals in weeks’

EU President Donald Tusk said new reform offers made by the leftist Greek government ahead of a crunch summit aimed at sealing a debt deal are the first genuine step forward by Athens for weeks.

“The latest Greek proposals are the first real proposals in many weeks although they still need, it’s obvious for me, the assessment of the (creditor) institutions and further work, of course,” Tusk told reporters. [Reuters]