"It is not good news. But we'd better be optimistic," main opposition New Democracy (ND) MEP Eliza Vozemberg said on Tuesday in an interview regarding the non-disbursement of the roughly 1.0-billion-euro loan tranche to Greece.
The fifth and final tranche of loans to Greece under the third programme, amounting to 15 billion euros, will be disbursed within the coming days, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) announced on Thursday.
Eurogroup President Mario Centeno welcomed the decision of the European Stability Mechanism's (ESM) to disburse a 6.7 billion euros loan tranche to Greece on Tuesday, with a message on Twitter.
The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) board on Tuesday approved the full amount of a 6.7-billion-euro loan tranche for Greece. In addition, it approved the disbursement of the first sub-tranche of 5.7 billion euros.
The board of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) will next week examine the approval of the 6.7 billion euro loan tranche for Greece and the disbursement of 5.7 billion euros, according to an announcement on Thursday.
The loan tranche to be disbursed to Greece after the third programme review is completed will amount to 6.7 billion euros, according to exclusive information to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) on Friday.