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Plan for joint agreement believed to have started being drafted by Athens and Eurozone sources

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Both parts aiming to a solution of the Greek crisis

Latest update: 18:07,by the ANA-MPA

Negotiations between Greece and its creditors are progressing  at an accelerated pace and representatives of both sides are expected to convene for a Brussels Group meeting on Tuesday afternoon, a eurozone source said.   

The Eurogroup Working Group (EWG) is also expected to meet on Wednesday, sources said.
Earlier, European Commission spokeswoman Annika Breidthardt said that Monday night’s ‘mini-summit’ with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and the heads of the three institutions representing the creditors – European Commission, ECB and IMF – had evaluated the progress in negotiations between Greek authorities and the institutions, adding that the contacts will continue.
Breidthardt said that Greece’s international partners speak with one voice and that talks are continuing on all levels, while the institutions remain in close contact with Greek authorities in order to complete the negotiations, adding that Monday’s meeting was held in this framework.
European Commission sources said that Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande know very well each side’s “red lines”, following their talks with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the heads of the European Commission, the ECB and the IMF.

Taking these developments into account, it is believed that a plan for a joint agreement will start being drafted in the next few hours , the Athens News Agency wrote

Commission sources noted that Monday’s mini summit meeting was aimed at smoothing out differences between the institutions and forming a common political line. They also said it is possible that a decision will be adopted which will have a medium- rather than a long-term nature, since it will not include final arrangements for the Greek debt.

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  Greece has sent 47-page draft agreement to creditors

The Greek government submitted a comprehensive draft agreement running to 47 pages to the institutions representing Greece’s creditors on Monday and is now awaiting their reply, government sources said on Tuesday.

They said this proposal provides for a primary surplus of 0.8 pct in 2015 and 1.5 pct in 2016, as well as three VAT rates of 6 pct, 11 pct and 23 pct.
Earlier on Tuesday June 2, the government denied as inaccurate the report of tovima website about the alleged contents of the Greek side’s proposals.
A Greek government non-paper on Tuesday said that no draft agreement has been received from the creditors’ side, nor did the prime minister or other government official had have any contact with the institutions representatives.
Foreign reports, mainly from the German media, said that a draft agreement has been sent to Athens claiming that it is a final proposal, which was not confirmed by the Greek government

Decision for realism and not for a divided Europe  belongs to European leaders

“The Greek government is negotiating with a plan and a strategy and has submitted specific proposals,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday during his visit to the Education Ministry and added that “the dilemma concerns now the European leadership, decision lies in the leaders’ hands “
“We are negotiating with a plan and strategy amid difficult conditions. All Greeks know the difference between a government that negotiates and the previous governments that signed whatever they were asked to.
The Greeks should be proud, regardless of the party they belong to. Greece has tabled proposals, we have made concessions – a normal practice in a negotiation – but we have submitted a realistic plan for the country to get out of the crisis.
  • The outcome of the negotiations will mark the end of the division of Europe. It is now clear that the decision about whether they wish to adapt to realism and exit the crisis without Europe’s division belongs to the leadership of Europe.
    It is not just a Greek problem, it is a European and global issue.
    The dilemma is between a realistic exit option and the division of Europe.
    The government is moving with a plan and determination and based on the vast majority of the Greek people, who wants a solution and does not want the country to return to the previous period of memoranda and subordination.” Finally, Tsipras expressed his optimism that the political leadership of Europe will approach their positions with respect and Greece will have made its contribution to the future of a united Europe.

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