Greece is unlikely to be the most pressing issue at this week’s EU summit. The country’s recent election, which saw the victory of pro-bailout parties, has meant attention has turned to Europe’s other indebted economies.
One thing Athens might push for is more time to implement the conditions of its last bailout. However, with the debt stricken country’s creditors, the so called Troika of lenders, revealing that instead of cutting jobs, Greek authorities actually hired tens of thousands of public sector workers in the last two years, it could mean the new Greek government will find it hard to convince its EU partners that the terms of its latest bailout should be eased.
For more on Greece, we spoke to Daniel Gros, the Director of the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels.