Greece formally asks for EU’s and IMF’s aid
Athens now expects to receive the first tranche of more than the $50 billion aid package by May 19.
However, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the question of how much aid Athens will receive will be solved only after the talks with IMF are finished.
The request comes after months of markets pushing the Greek borrowing costs higher…. undermining the country's efforts to cut its $400 billion debt.
The conditions under which the funds will be handed over have not yet been revealed. But recent attempts by Athens to impose austerity measures brought on mass strikes and civil protests
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