Eurozone finance ministers are “losing patience” with Greece, Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem told a Greek daily, as the crisis-hit country prepared to unveil its next budget on Thursday.
“Many finance ministers of the eurozone are starting to lose patience,” Dijsselbloem told Ta Nea daily after a lecture in The Hague on Wednesday.
A statement issued by the International Monetary Fund early on Thursday said that auditors from the IMF, the European Central Bank and the European Commission had concluded their latest visit to Greece to review progress on the country’s economic programme.
Such audits determine whether or not Greece receives the next slice of rescue funding.
The IMF said that the discussions had been “productive on the policies that could serve as a basis” for completion of the review.
It said that “good progress has been made, but a few issues remain outstanding. Talks would continue from the headquarters of the three creditor bodies and the auditors would return to Athens “early in December,” the statement said.