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Schaeuble Says Greece to Blame for Delays in Bailout Program

  • German Finance Minister says IMF isn’t holding back talks
  • IMF’s Thomsen says mission to be sent to Greece after progress

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said the Greek government bore responsibility for current delays in the country’s bailout program.

Greece is to blame that its creditors didn’t return to Athens during the Greek Easter break to finish negotiations on steps the nation must take to qualify for the next tranche of emergency loans, Schaeuble told reporters Friday on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund spring meetings. IMF European Department head Poul Thomsen said at a media briefing there’s been enough progress recently to send back a mission to Greece.