Tsakalotos has been touring eurozone capitals to explain his country’s reform measures. REUTERS/Eric Vidal
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Eurozone partners are impressed with Greece's progress in implementing its latest bailout but have misgivings about its proposal to partly fund a major pension reform by raising contributions, EU officials said Wednesday. Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos has been touring eurozone capitals to explain his country's reform measures and seek support for an early, positive review by international lenders, which would trigger talks on debt relief for Athens.A senior EU official said experts were still analyzing the draft pension reform bill circulated by the Greek government last week.The EU official said the proposed pension reform was ambitious in seeking to merge Greece's six main regimes into a single system and put it on a long-term sustainable footing.
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