Government sources: IMF withdrawal from Greek programme does not mean new memorandum

A possible IMF withdrawal from the Greek programme does not mean a new memorandum, government sources said on Friday, noting that an agreement exists and maybe this agreement needs to pass from the German parliament.

According to the same sources, “the possibility of the continuation of the programme without the participation of IMF or its participation without funding and consequently without main role, is a development that may be a way out of the structural disagreement between the institutions, which constitutes a continuous obstacle for the conclusion of the second review without additional measures and the successful conclusion of the Greek programme.

“The view that Europe has an institutional support framework is not new. It steadily gains ground in the European institutions and it is welcomed by Greece provided the initiatives and decision are taken quickly,” the same sources said.