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Bratislava (AFP) – Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem warned Athens on Friday to swiftly deliver on overdue reforms as its massive bailout programme fell off track triggering fears of a new row with Greece. Leftist-led Greece is struggling to deliver on fresh reforms that are needed to unlock a further 2.8 billion euros ($3 billion) in bailout loans and more crucially, launch negotiations on debt relief later in the year. “The pressure is back on. We really need some progress. The summer is over, pack up the camping gear, get back to work,” Dijsselbloem, who leads the group of 19 finance ministers from the eurozone, told reporters in Bratislava. Athens has committed to deliver on the reforms by the end of the month. They include the long delayed launch of a massive privatisation fund and reforms in the highly sensitive energy sector. The EU’s Economic Affairs commissioner Pierre Moscovici said Athens must deliver on 15 reforms, with only two of those achieved so far.

Source: Greece told to deliver reforms as bailout falters