Greek PM says time for action from lenders, IMF payment scrapes by




 
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May 12th, 2015  
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Topic: Greek PM says time for action from lenders, IMF payment scrapes by


By Renee Maltezou and Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday called on lenders to break an impasse in cash-for-reform talks after Athens had to resort to a temporary expedient to make a crucial payment to the IMF. Greek officials told Reuters they had emptied an International Monetary Fund holding account to repay 750 million euros to the global lender on Monday, avoiding default but underscoring the dire state of the country's finances. At his second cabinet meeting in three days, Tsipras told ministers Athens was sticking to its "red lines" and that it was time to see lenders meet Greece halfway, according to a government official. "The Greek side has so far fully met everything the Feb. 20 Eurogroup decision foresaw.




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