Some euro-zone countries no longer want Greece in the bloc, Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos has said. He accused the states of “playing with fire”, as Greece scrambled to finalize an austerity plan demanded by the EU and IMF in return for a huge bailout.
Mr Venizelos promised to clarify the plan before a conference call with euro-zone bosses due at 16:00 GMT. Greece needs to convince lenders that it will make enough savings, and that its politicians will enact the changes. Athens is hoping to get a 130bn-euro (Ã‚Â£110bn; $170bn) bailout from the EU and IMF.
The deal also includes a provision to write off a further 100bn euros of debt owed to banks.
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