Greece to be the focus of IMF’s next annual meeting

Greece will be at the center of talks in the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank on October 7-9 in Washington DC, IMF spokesman Gerry Rice told journalists on Thursday. 
Rice said the Fund’s mission in Athens will remain in the country for another week to complete the regular audit of the Greek economy as part of article 4 of the Fund’s regulations and is not related to the program review.
Asked about the statements by Greek Labour Minister George Katrougalos that the differences with the IMF on labour reforms ‘are extreme’, Rice refused to comment. He only said that the Fund cooperates closely with Greek authorities and that labour market reforms will constitute a central part of the next program review.