Not that it really matters, a Greek Default is mostly priced in to the markets Shayne Heffernan said today, after another failure of the EU, Greece and the World Bank to create a solution for Greece after years of debate.
the amount of money spent by the governments and institutions discussing the matter would have gone a long way to solving Greece's issues Shayne Heffernan added.
Athens' partners in the European Union and the International Monetary Fund are increasingly exasperated by a lack of agreement on the measures they demand in return for a 130 billion euro ($172 billion) bailout and time is running out for Greece before a major March 20 bond redemption.
Euro zone officials say the full package must be agreed with Greece and approved by the EU, IMF and European Central Bank before February 15 so legal paperwork can be completed in time to avoid a chaotic default that could threaten global economic recovery.
But after all-night talks with leaders of the three parties in the Greek coalition and with chief EU and IMF inspectors, Venizelos emerged shortly before dawn to say that one issue was unresolved.
I am leaving for Brussels in a short while with the hope that the Eurogroup meeting will be held, and a positive decision on the new program will be taken, he told reporters.
The financial survival of the country in the coming years depends on the new program ... It is time of responsibility for everyone.
Venizelos had hoped to present to his fellow euro zone finance ministers in Brussels a fully-fledged deal on a new bailout plan, including a commitment for 3.3 billion euros in budget cuts this year.
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