Eurogroup: Greece Gets New Lease on Life, Tourism, Business Sectors Relieved

Greece clinched further loans from its worldwide collectors to the tune of 10.3 billion euros on Wednesday, whereas Eurogroup finance ministers agreed to supply debt aid extending the compensation interval and capping rates of interest.

The way forward for Greece’s bailout funding was up within the air after disagreement between the Worldwide Financial Fund (IMF) and the Eurogroup of finance ministers over the difficulty of debt aid.

Greece owes its worldwide collectors greater than 300 billion euros — roughly 180 p.c of its annual GDP — and was counting on this tranche of funding to satisfy debt repayments due in July.

The tourism sector, a number one driver of the Greek financial system, was on the sting forward of the choice however earlier on Wednesday the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) Andreas Andreadis expressed his satisfaction with the debt deal through his twitter account.


The finance ministers described the Brussels pact as a “breakthrough” and stated it was achieved due to Greece’s financial reforms. Two days earlier than the deal, Greek parliament accepted of one more spherical of fiscal reforms together with powerful spending cuts and tax will increase demanded by its worldwide collectors amid robust opposition.

“We achieved a significant breakthrough on Greece which permits us to enter a brand new section within the Greek monetary help program,” Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem stated on Wednesday, including that the bundle of debt measures can be “phased in progressively”.