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    Certain Circles in Europe Undermine Greek Bailout Talks – Gov’t Source

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    There are certain forces in Europe that want to hinder the talks on the next bailout for debt-stricken Greece, a source in the country’s government said Friday.

    ATHENS (Sputnik) – On Thursday, Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem said that the first comprehensive review of Greece’s latest bailout program, which could unlock the next installment of aid to the country, may take months to complete.

    “There are certain circles in Europe that want to spoil the atmosphere before the start of any talks,” the source said.

    Under Greece’s deal with its international creditors, signed by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in August, the country agreed to introduce additional austerity measures and coordinate budget decisions in the country with lenders, in exchange for a third bailout program, worth some 86 billion euros ($93 billion at the current exchange rate).

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