23 Sep 2013

Another audit of Greek economy

7:34 am on 23 September 2013

Lenders have returned to Athens for their latest audit of the Greek economy.

The visit will determine whether Greece will get its latest instalment of cash. The economy has already been bailed out twice.

Representatives from the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank will take stock of how effective the austerity measures have been.

The BBC reports two day strikes are planned by public sector unions in response.

Sunday's talks will decide on the continued conditions for Greece's financial aid and an instalment of 1 billion euros which Greece expects to get in October.

The BBC reports the EU is calling for the liquidation of Greece's defence industry, a further reduction in civil servants and the health of the key privatisation programme.