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Changes in Greek negotiating team


Changes in Greek negotiating team


The line up has changed, the team reshuffled as Greece edges closer to bankruptcy. The changes in the group handling talks with European and IMF lenders come after Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis was sharply criticised for his performance at a eurozone meeting in Riga last week.

Deputy Foreign Minister Euchlid Tsakalotos has been appointed by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipiras as the team coordinator, an official said.

Commentators believe it will lead to the Oxford-educated economist who it’s understood is well-liked by officials representing creditors taking a more active role in face-to-face talks from now on.

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