Talks between Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos and three political party leaders on measures demanded by lenders to receive the bailout did not come up with full agreement as they agreed upon all points except for pension cuts which they said requires further elaboration and discussion. Thus, the agreement will be postponed till finance minister Evangelos Venizelos meets with euro area finance ministers today.

Venizelos said there are issues outstanding that must be resolved by the time the eurogroup meets, where the premier's office in Athens said this discussion will occur immediately so that it can be completed in light of the meeting of euro area finance ministers.