Greece: Athens Looks to Say Goodbye to Its Creditors

Nov 2, 2017 | 18:19 GMT


Relations between Greece and its creditors have been cordial of late. Greece has been receiving bailout funds in recent months without any significant problems. But with the third bailout program set to end in mid-2018, both parties are preparing for early talks about what comes next. According to several newspapers and Stratfor sources, the end of the program won't be as "clean" as it was for other bailout countries Ireland and Portugal because Greece will probably continue to need financial assistance. Greece's future support, however, won't necessarily take the form of a fourth bailout program linked to tough economic reforms. Questions about just what form the support will take -- and how they're answered -- could present challenges for Greece next year....