Tsakalotos, Chouliarakis meeting with institution chiefs in Brussels, Eurozone source confirms

epa05271960 Greek Finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos prior to the meeting of the Eurozone Finance Ministers at the Scheepvaartmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22 April 2016. Eurozone ministers met to discuss the Greek bailout and the Panama Papers fallout. EPA/BART MAAT

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and Alternate Finance Minister George Chouliarakis were in a meeting with the heads of the institutions representing Greece’s lenders, a Eurozone official confirmed on Monday afternoon.

The official expressed hope that the meeting will give new momentum to the talks on completed the second review of Greece’s programme and noted that the representatives of the IMF are asking for “strong commitments” from the Greek side in order to return to Athens. The same official also predicted that Monday’s Eurogroup meeting will be brief.