Medvedev says Russia should not rely on anybody’s helpRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 27, 17:09
Russian Bandy Federation cancels match results after two teams score 20 own-goalsSport February 27, 17:06
Russia’s 2017 grain export may not meet 40 mln tonnes target — agriculture ministerBusiness & Economy February 27, 17:04
Spain’s footballer Puyol finds St. Petersburg’s Zenit-Arena stadium impressiveSport February 27, 17:02
Putin: Russia's military base in Tajikistan to ensure security of border with AfghanistanRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 27, 16:57
Cut-off price in new fiscal rule to remain at $40 per barrel — ministerBusiness & Economy February 27, 16:39
Russian MP says French delegation to support Russia’s return to PACERussian Politics & Diplomacy February 27, 16:35
Russian, French senators set up strategic parliamentary dialogWorld February 27, 16:19
Russia's oil major reveals oil price per barrel that will suit everyoneBusiness & Economy February 27, 16:09
BRUSSELS, June 11 /TASS/. Greece and the group of international creditors remain seriously divided over an Athens-proposed reform programme, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said after meeting European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker.
‘We still have serious differences," Tsipras said after the meeting that had lasted for more than two hours.
We are working to reduce them. They concern preparations of the budget and fiscal plans, in the first place. We need to reach an agreement, which will guarantee Greece’s restoration in a socially acceptable condition, Tsipras said.
Earlier on Thursday, a source in one of the delegations told TASS that negotiations for unfreezing a 7.2 billion euro aid package held between Greece and a group of creditors had been deadlocked and were expected to resume early next week. .
The Greek government is to submit a new finalized plan of reforms by the start of next week so that it could be coordinated and adopted at the Eurogroup’s meeting on June 18, the source said.
For the moment, a compromise is impossible. Expert consultations will continue early next week, he said.
The ball is in Greece’s court. Athens should submit finalized proposals on reforms, the source emphasized.
"The Eurogroup may pass the decision /to unfreeze aid to Greece/ at its meeting on June 18. However, no decision is likely to be adopted if a compromise on reforms is not reached," the source said.
According to reports, creditors continue insisting on reforms in the Greek labour market and the pension system and also on increasing electricity tariffs and VATs for food and medicaments with an aim to raise budget revenues.