Greece rejects five-month bailout extension offer

Greece has rejected an offer to extend the bailout saying creditors' proposal ‘would require introducing deeply recessionary reforms’ as condition for funding

Greece rejects five-month bailout extension offer

World Bulletin / News Desk

Greece rejected on Friday an offer from its international creditors to extend the country's bailout by five months.

The proposal, aiming to prevent Greece from defaulting on its debt, would have released €15.5bn ($17.3bn) of funding, but Greece said in a statement that it "cannot be accepted".

The statement said: "The creditors' proposal to the Greek government would require introducing deeply recessionary reforms as a condition for the funding, which is totally inadequate, over the five months period."

Eurozone finance ministers are set to meet in Brussels on Saturday to reach a deal on the debt negotiations.

Greece must make about $2 billion in payments to the International Monetary Fund by the end of June.  

Athens is currently negotiating with the Eurogroup and the International Monetary Fund in order to receive 7.2 billion euros ($8.2 billion), the last installment of the bailout package, which expires by the end of this month.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Haziran 2015, 09:41