Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has rejected the idea of more austerity measures and called for debt relief for Athens.
It comes as the European Commission said Greece’s fiscal performance was better than expected last year.
Economic progress has been a sticking point in bailout talks, which have dragged on for months.
The European Union and the International Monetary Fund disagree over whether Greece can achieve a 3.5% primary surplus in 2018.
Athens and the EU believe the target is feasible.
The IMF considers it too optimistic and says debt relief is essential, combined with additional measures.
Today, the EU Commission said Athens had attained a primary surplus of 0.7% of GDP in 2015 based on Eurostat data, comfortably bea…
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