Staikouras, Regling agreed to continue a close and constructive cooperation

Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras met on Monday with Executive Director of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Klaus Regling, who is in Athens to participate in The Economist’s 23rd Roundtable with the Government of Greece.

The two officials discussed the state of the Greek economy, the country’s commitments, the priorities of the new Greek government and its economic challenges and prospects.

A Finance Ministry announcement said Staikouras and Regling agreed to continue a close and constructive cooperation for the benefit of Greece and its citizens and intensify the effort for European integration.

Also on Monday, Staikouras met with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Greek mission team leader Peter Dolman and spoke by phone with Eurogroup President Mario Centeno.

On Tuesday the Greek Finance Minister will meet with European Commission mission chief Declan Costello, on the sidelines of the Economist’s “Europe: leaving indecisiveness behind?” conference, which takes place on July 16 and 17 in Lagonissi on the Attica coast.

According to the Finance Ministry, the taxation bill the new government intends to introduce will be reviewed by Greece’s creditors (the institutions) before its tabling in parliament.