A piggybank painted in the colours of the Greek flag stands amongst various euro coins in front of letters spelling the word 'GREECE' in this picture illustration taken in Berlin, Germany June 30, 2015.REUTERS/PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI
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Eurozone lenders and the International Monetary Fund disagree over how much more Greece needs to do to reform its economy, a dispute that may delay new payouts and the start of debt relief talks, officials said. Greece has been kept afloat since 2010 by IMF and eurozone bailouts. But after Athens had to ask for a third bailout last year, some in the IMF wanted to stay out of yet another program unless they were sure it would get Greece back on its feet.IMF and eurozone officials hope to reach a compromise on Greece in talks this week, before a meeting of Eurozone finance ministers Monday.Until the eurozone and the IMF agree, they cannot decide if Greece has met the first requirements for the payout of new loans. The IMF believes Greece's primary surplus in 2018 will be around 2 percent with the current reforms.While the IMF is not formally part of the third bailout, the eurozone would very much like it to be.
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