French Finance Minister Michel Sapin talk to Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, left, during a meeting of eurozone finance ministers at the EU Council building in Brussels on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Dubrule)
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EU ministers bless Greek bailout, wooing IMF on debtFinance ministers from the eurozone gave their final blessing to lending Greece up to 86 billion euros ($95.5 billion) after the parliament in Athens agreed to stiff conditions overnight.Some issues still need to be ironed out following a deal struck with Greece Tuesday by the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund.They include keeping the IMF involved in overseeing the new eurozone program while delaying satisfying the Fund's calls for debt relief for Greece until a review in October.Many eurozone governments have ruled out any "haircut" on the nominal amount of debt – something against current eurozone rules – and have questioned the IMF assessment of how much relief Greece needs, saying it is too pessimistic.Under the last, canceled, program, Greece was due to receive 16 billion euros from the Fund and eurozone states hope for a similar sum.
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