The Greek economy needs funds sooner than the scheduled arrival of the support package from the European Union. It has to pay about $3.9 billion to the European Central Bank (ECB) before July 20, while already defaulting on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in June.
“We speak about a sum bigger than 7 billion euros ($7.7 billion). I think there are some sources where we can get most of this money from. It would be perfect if the European Union had a joint position, and the non-eurozone states would help,” Scicluna said answering questions by journalists at a press conference.
Greece owes about $270 billion to its international creditors, including the IMF, the ECB and some Eurozone states.