Officials from the European Union, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank, known as the troika, were expected to return to Athens on Monday after cutting short an inspection visit earlier this month to give Greece time to come up with measures to fill a budget gap.
But the Finance Ministry said on Friday the top troika officials would instead hold a conference call with Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos.
“For technical reasons all three officials cannot be present in Athens on Monday. They will arrive later in the week,” the official told Reuters. “The teleconference will take place on Monday so that we don’t waste time.”