Greek PM Tsipras says lenders could return for review in first 10 days of March

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 29, 2016 6:19 PM

ATHENS (Reuters) - International lenders could return to Greece within the first ten days of March to complete a bailout review, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday, a move desperately needed by Athens to move on to debt relief talks.

"We should have a clearer picture of when they will return next Monday (March 7)," Tsipras said. "My assessment is that they will return in the first ten days of March," he told a live interview on Greece's Star TV.

Tsipras, who has a fragile parliamentary majority, wants to conclude the review swiftly to start talks on debt relief hoping to convince an angry public that their sacrifices are paying off after six years of austerity and lure back investors.

(Reporting By Michele Kambas)