EU concerned about PM handouts as FinMin plans more

Handouts announced by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ahead of municipal and European Parliament elections next week appear to have raised concerns among European Union governments over whether Greece will be able to honor its pledges to creditors even as Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos indicated that more relief measures are in the works. 

"People are worried about what has been announced. [They are] worried if Greeks will stick to commitments," an EU official told journalists in Brussels on Tuesday. 

Although Greece is not on the agenda of Thursday's Eurogroup meeting, the official said that Greek government envoys are likely to be questioned about the handouts announced last week. 

The same official did not rule out that some European parliaments may not approve Greek plans for an early repayment of loans owed to the International Monetary Fund, as...

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