Greece’s Tsipras seeks OECD help in reform overhaul
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s new left-wing government says it will work with the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to overhaul cost-cutting reforms imposed by bailout lenders.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met OECD Secretary General Jose Angel Gurria in Athens and said a new government reform committee would work with the organization on a long-term basis.
The pledge on Wednesday came hours before an emergency meeting of eurozone finance ministers in Brussels to discuss Tsipras’ demands to restructure bailout debts worth 240 billion euros ($270 billion).
Shares on the Athens Stock Exchange were 3 percent lower ahead of the talks.