Greece receives bailout funds from Euro-Zone

Greece secured a 6.8 billion euro ($8.7 billion) lifeline from the euro zone but was told it must keep its promises on cutting public sector jobs and other reforms in order to get all the cash, officials said Monday.

The deal, which spares Greece defaulting on debt that falls due in August, will see Athens drip-fed support under close watch from its international creditors to drive through unpopular reforms.

Under the deal, euro zone finance ministers agreed to make staggered payments of aid to Greece starting with a 2.5 billion euro installment in July, said officials close to the talks.

The agreement foresees a further payment from euro zone countries of 500 million euros in October.

Central banks in the Eurosystem will contribute 1.5 billion euros in July and 500 million euros in October, the officials said. The International Monetary Fund will give 1.8 billion euros in August.


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