Slo­vakia not ready to pay any price for IMF in Greece

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BRUS­SELS (Reuters) – Slo­vakia would wel­come the In­ter­na­tional Mone­tary Fund’s in­volve­ment in the Greek bailout but is not will­ing to pay any price for it, in­clud­ing ac­cept­ing any debt relief, which Athens does not need, Slo­vak Fi­nance Min­is­ter Peter Kaz­imir said. “As for our friends from the IMF, we like them and it’s good to have them on board,” Kaz­imir said on Twit­ter. “But I’m not will­ing to pay any price for their par­tic­i­pa­tion, green-light­ing the IMF kind of debt relief – which Greece does not need.” Greece is in talks with its in­ter­na­tional lenders to close a review of re­forms

High fuel costs. Greek driv­ers pay the sec­ond high­est amount in eu­ros for gaso­line in the EU af­ter Italy, although this coun­try boasts the seventh low­est total car use costs. On av­er­age, Ital­ians spend 136 eu­ros per ve­hi­cle per month at the pump, while for Greeks the cost comes to 127 eu­ros, ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey by LeasePlan.

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