Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras waits for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi (not pictured) for a meeting at his office at the Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece, February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Tuesday that an EU-IMF audit of the debt-laden country's reforms would likely resume by March 10, hinting that the process was being delayed by divisions among the creditors.A major sticking point is a pension reform planned by Tsipras' leftist government which the IMF has found insufficient.The IMF worked with the EU on two previous bailouts for Greece since 2010 but the Washington-based lender said it would not participate in the third rescue plan without credible reforms and an EU agreement to ease Greece's debt burden.In July the EU stepped in with a new 86-billion-euro financial aid program -- which the IMF has not joined -- in exchange for economic measures and pension reform, still the subject of hot debate.
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