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May 14, 2018

ATHENS, GREECE — Bailout inspectors have returned to Athens as Greece races to comply with the final terms of its rescue program, which ends in August.

Negotiations resumed Monday, with Greece still facing dozens of measures to address in the next ten days to remain on track for an agreement next month on the terms of bailout debt repayment after the program ends.

Athens is seeking a full return to financing itself on international bond markets following eight years of dependence on loans from other eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund. But some creditors favor a more gradual approach.

Among the economic measures still under discussion are protections for families facing home repossession and an end to sales-tax exemptions in areas affected by the refugee crisis.

The Court of Edirne has rejected, for the third time, the lawyers’ new request for the review of the pre-trial detention status of the two Greek military officers, and has thus rejected their release. The reasoning of the judges was that the facts based on which their detention was decided have not changed. The two military officers have been in custody since the beginning of March, although no indictment has been filed by the public
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Europe’s bailout fund on Tuesday approved a 6.7 billion-euro ($8.32 billion) loan installment to Greece as part of its third international rescue program, with payment of the first 5.7 billion euros expected this week. The European Stability Mechanism said the approval came after the Greek government completed a series of required reforms. The funds will be used to service public debt and clear domestic arrears. “Today’s decision … acknowledges the hard work by the Greek
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