Greece: MEPs to debate the state of €86 billion bailout package
MEPs will discuss the state of Greece’s €86 billion bailout, amid pressure for Europe’s largest debtor and its creditors to overcome their differences over Athens’ fiscal and reform plans.
One party to the bailout, the International Monetary Fund, recently issued a gloomy assessment of Greece’s economy and its ability to repay its debts, without drastic debt restructuring. This prompted accusations from Brussels and Athens that the IMF was being “overly pessimistic”.
The EU institutions are keen to obtain a settlement over the bailout before the Eurogroup meets on 20 February - one of the last gatherings of European finance ministers before elections in the Netherlands, and later in the year, France and Germany.
Procedure: Commission statement followed by debate
Debate: Tuesday, 14 February