International creditors on Wednesday rejected the Greek government’s plan to end its financial crisis, but they have submitted counterproposals.
News of the rejection, announced by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, dashed hopes of an imminent deal between the embattled Mediterranean country and its creditors. Greece needs additional financial aid to prevent it from defaulting on its 1.6 billion euro debt at the end of the month, but its lenders have refused to release funds without the implementation of more reforms.
The International Monetary Fund is believed to be the most skeptical of the troika of bodies overseeing Greece’s bailout. Its creditors have now put forward a new set of counterproposals, sources close to the talks told Reuters.