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IMF Indecision on Bailout Faulted by Greek Economy Minister

  • Papadimitriou seeks path to ECB’s quantitative easing program
  • Government, IMF still apart on country’s labor market reforms
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Is Greece Positioned to Be Eurozone's Success Story?

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The time has come for the International Monetary Fund to make up its mind on Greece, according to the country’s economy minister.

The path to recovery runs sequentially through completion of Greece’s bailout review, debt relief and then admission to the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing program, said Dimitri Papadimitriou, an economist who joined the government this month after a career championing alternatives to the macroeconomics espoused by the IMF. Now, the Washington-based fund must decide whether the Greek recovery will happen with or without it, he said in an interview.