Greece Gets Nod From Creditors to Ease Bailout-Era Taxes

Senior officials from Greece's creditor institutions are meeting in Athens with the country's new conservative government, which is planning to begin dismantling bailout-era taxes next month, the International New York Times reported on an Associated Press story. Representatives of the European Commission, European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and a eurozone rescue fund were holding meetings Thursday with at least five cabinet ministers, government officials said. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' conservative New Democracy party returned to power after winning a general election earlier this month on a pledge to cut taxes imposed during Greece's three successive international bailouts. The final bailout program ended last August, after Greece had received a total of nearly 290 billion euros ($325 billion) in rescue loans. Read more