Greek ministers meet Draghi in Brussels on completion of adjustment programme

Three Greek cabinet members met in Brussels on Monday with European Central Bank (ECT) president Mario Draghi to discuss issues concerning Greece’s exit from its bailout programme in August 2018.

Deputy Prime Minister Yiannis Dragasakis, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and Alternate Finance Minister George Chouliarakis met with Draghi to discuss outstanding issues prior to the completion and approval of the third review and the Greek government’s plan forward, Finance ministry sources said.

The meeting was also attended by ECB officials Benoit Coeure and Francesco Drudi.

According to the sources, the ministers presented Greece’s viable plan to return to the markets, and a plan for the future that supports the country’s development and social cohesion, while resolving inequalities and ills of the past.

The Greek officials made special mention of a cash buffer being created to protect the economy once the country completes its adjustment programme.