ECB/IMF-Greece:The conditions for the third disbursement were broadly met.
10. December 2010. | 07:28
A joint Commission/ECB/IMF mission met with the Greek authorities in Athens on 15-22 November 2010.The mission assessed compliance by Greece with the terms and conditions of the second review under the economic adjustment programme and updated conditionality for the next reviews.
Completion of the review will release the third tranche of the assistance from euro area Member States to Greece (EUR 6.5 billion). Completion of the IMF review under the IMF stand-by arrangement releases an additional EUR 2.5 billion.
Subject to approval by the Eurogroup, the positive assessment of compliance with programme conditionality will release the next tranche of the loan from Euro area Member States (EUR 6.5 billion).
Overall, the mission concluded that conditions for the third disbursement were broadly met. The authorities recommitted to programme objectives. They adopted additional fiscal consolidation measures for some 2½ percent of GDP and committed to speed up the pace of structural reforms.