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Greece considers accepting IMF role in next EU aid deal

Published Sun, Nov 30, 2014 · 09:50 PM

Brussels

GREECE is considering bowing to external pressure and accepting a full role for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its next aid deal with European Union (EU) authorities, according to three officials with direct knowledge of the negotiations.

Keeping the IMF involved would be a blow to Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, who has pushed for Greece to have a clean exit from the 240 billion euro (S$390 billion) bailout and free his country from IMF oversight.

Greece is under pressure from its euro-area peers and financial markets to accept further aid - and further monitoring - to ensure a stable transition once its bailout regime co…

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