IMF Chief Lagarde Contacts Greek PM Tsipras



Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had a phone call with International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Christine Lagarde on Thursday regarding the implementation course of the February 20 agreement as well as on the so-called Lagarde list (which includes the names of Greece’s large-scale offshore depositors).

According to government sources, Tsipras briefed Lagarde on the progress of negotiations as well as the implementation course of the February 20 Eurogroup agreement, while the IMF head told the Greek Premier that “the ‘Lagarde list’ has made me famous in your country” and Tsipras responded “Yes, but in a positive way.”

Lagarde noted to Tsipras that Greece has done nothing so far to make use of the list and the wealthy still do not pay their taxes. Tsipras agreed with her and stressed that the new government aims for a socially fair tax system, government sources said.

(Source: ANA-MPA)


  1. The government is too busy pulling PR stunts and pursuing pie-in-the-sky schemes like WWII reparations to do anything practical like simplifying the tax system and chasing the names on the Lagarde list.