Lew to visit Greece and dis­cuss re­form

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US Trea­sury Sec­re­tary Ja­cob Lew will press Greece’s gov­ern­ment to move ahead on eco­nomic re­forms in a visit to Athens this week, the Trea­sury Depart­ment said yes­ter­day. In a stopover on his way to the Group of 20 fi­nance chiefs meet­ing in Chengdu, China, Lew will meet Prime Min­is­ter Alexis Tsipras and Fi­nance Min­is­ter Eu­clid Tsakalo­tos over his visit to­mor­row and on Thurs­day, as Greece’s econ­omy re­mains mired in a long re­ces­sion. “The sec­re­tary will en­cour­age the gov­ern­ment to con­tinue mak­ing strong progress on re­forms this sum­mer so that Euro­pean lead­ers can be­gin dis­cussing with the In­ter­na­tional Mon­e­tary Fund the

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