EU's Tusk urges Greek debt deal 'very soon'

Ongoing negotiations between Athens and its EU-IMF creditors are currently stuck on a demand that Greece commit to an extra set of reforms in case it misses its spending targets in 2018EU President Donald Tusk urged the eurozone on Tuesday to swiftly close talks on fresh reform measures for debt-hit Greece, saying it would help global economic stability. “I urge finance ministers to reach an agreement very soon,” Tusk told reporters as he entered talks in Brussels with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker. Eurozone finance ministers are due to meet on May 9 to try to seal a deal on the first review of Greece’s June 2015 bailout, talks on which have been stalled since the end of last year.

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