IMF resists a return to still-struggling Greece

Demonstrators march in central Athens to condemn a planned overhaul of Greece's pension system demanded by its international creditorsThe Europeans want it and Athens is resigned to its presence, but the International Monetary Fund has still not decided whether it will participate in the third financial bailout for Greece, and continues to set out its conditions. “We have not decided anything in the financial sense on a possible participation,” IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in an interview published Friday. In 2010 and again in 2012, the world’s crisis lender was a key member of the “troika” behind the rescue plans for Greece, together with the European Commission and the European Central Bank.

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