European Stability Mechanism

ESM approves additional debt relief measure for Greece

The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) on Thursday announced that the Board of Directors of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) decided to reduce to zero the step-up margin due from Greece for the period between 17 June 2019 and 31 December 2019, as part of the medium-term debt relief measures agreed for the country.

Finance minister: Early repayment of IMF loans to be concluded by early December

Greece will have completed its early repayment of loans to the International Monetary fund by early December, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said on Thursday.

"It will be concluded in the next two to three weeks," Staikouras told a conference in the Greek city of Thessaloniki, referring to the early repayment of loans worth around 2.7 billion euros ($2.98 billion).

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