“The IMF is threatening Greece that they will stop paying installments if the new government disagrees with the future austerity measures,” reported an IMF official to the Dow Jones news agency.
According to the news agency, the creditors are willing to wait until Greek parties form the new government, but they do not intend to change their plans. On the contrary, they call on Greeks to obey the ‘rules’ and observe the pledges.
The same official stated that the IMF will visit Greece as soon as there will be a new government and they would then be ready to negotiate. Otherwise, they will not give any more loans to Greece.
Another EU official said that Greece cannot escape the Memorandum measures.
Who knows what will happen; new negotiations always bring new results. Taking into account that Greece did not negotiate in the past and just approved of the measures, the IMF and the EU officials have to face a new reality in Greece.