Greece set to enter next bailout phase as day-after talks near

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Efter fem ugers lukning er børsen i Athen genåbnet med voldsomme kursfald. Foto: AP/Yorgos Karahalis

Greece has neared a key milestone in its financial-crisis history, as its creditors started discussing better repayment terms for its bailout loans and a smooth withdrawal of the lifeline keeping the country afloat since 2010.

Euro-area finance ministers meeting in Brussels tentatively signed off on the latest set of economic overhauls the Greek government legislated, and agreed to disburse 6.7 billion euros ($8.2 billion) in aid starting February. Still, as some of the terms attached to the latest bailout review remain to be completed, the ministers called on Greece to complete outstanding reforms "as a matter of urgency."..

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