Greek PM seeks Sarkozy meeting: source

29th September 2011, Comments 0 comments

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou wants to discuss his government's plans to overhaul the ailing Greek economy with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, a source close to the issue said on Thursday.

The Greek PM had a similar meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Tuesday as Athens faces pressing deadlines to avoid default.

The Greek state's reserves to pay wages and pensions run out next month.

An eight-billion-euro ($11-billion) slice of loans from the EU and the IMF, to which both France and Germany are key contributors, has been delayed due to reform slippage in Athens.

A mission from the two organisations and the European Central Bank, which is also part of the rescue, is to resume on Thursday an audit of Greek finances vital to the release of the funds.

© 2011 AFP

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