Euro zone sets Greece reform deadline ahead of IMF repayment

April 9, 2015 10:30 AM

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BRUSSELS/ATHENS (Reuters) - Euro zone partners set Greece a deadline of six working days to improve proposed economic reforms in time for finance ministers to consider some emergency funding to keep the country afloat after it makes a repayment to the IMF on Thursday.

EU officials said Athens made an urgent plea for cash at a meeting of deputy finance ministers in Brussels on Wednesday night but was told there must first be progress on the stalled list of measures to make its public finances sustainable.

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