Greece awaits the institutions’ invitation to continue negotiations, government sources said on Monday, pointing to a statement made by government Vice President Yiannis Dragasakis in Brussels who clarified that “the Greek side is ready to complete negotiations.”
“We await the institutions’ invitation and we are ready at any moment to respond to the continuation of the negotiations,” the sources said.
The same sources noted that Greece went to Brussels with comprehensive counter-proposals, following discussions between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and other European leaders, to have another round of talks. These talks would be between the representatives of the Greek premier and those of the institutions with the aim of bridging the remaining differences and achieving a deal; but these discussions never took place, the sources said.
They said the institutions’ technical team representatives said they were unauthorized and while the Greek team submitted proposals, the representatives submitted a document with measures that the Greek Parliament has rejected.
Earlier, Tsipras chaired a meeting of the Greek political negotiation group at the government headquarters and was announced that SYRIZA’s parliamentary group will meet on Tuesday at 01:00 pm local time.