Senior eurozone officials were neutral to positive this week to a plan presented by their Greek peer for Athens to repay earlier some of its costly loans from the International Monetary Fund, a senior EU official said on Friday.
Greece, cut off from the markets during the sovereign debt crisis of 2010-2015, borrowed heavily from the IMF and eurozone governments.
Having hit the ground running, Greece's conservative administration is eager to show that it is already working to cut tax rates - which was one of its main campaign pledges.
Nevertheless, there are signs that certain government officials themselves are nourishing - and cultivating among the public - excessive expectations.
Greece sold treasury bills (T-bills) worth 812.5 million euros (910 million US dollars) on Wednesday, its Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) announced.
The agency rolled over similar three-month T-bills last month with the paper priced to yield 0.35 percent, while it was 0.34 percent on Wednesday.
The United States was a "true mediator" between Athens and its international creditors at the peak of the Greek crisis and helped prevent the country's ouster from the eurozone on several occasions, Kathimerini's Washington correspondent, Katerina Sokou, said during a panel discussion on the subject of "The US Role in the Greek Debt Crisis."