PM Tsipras and Ang. Merkel discussed the progress in negotiations to conclude the first review during a telephone call

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the progress in negotiations to conclude the first review of the Greek programme during a telephone call held on Tuesday, Greek government sources revealed.

They said the prime minister relayed Greece’s positions concerning the better-than-expected performance of the Greek economy that Eurostat is expected on announce on Thursday, noting that this must be taken into account in the final outcome of the review.