Greece Jotted Down Some Notes On The Back Of A Cocktail Napkin And Submitted It To Us: EU

Officials are *not* happy with the work Greece has turned in re: its plan.
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The latest plan turned in by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Co apparently reads like Team Greece sat down to write this thing circa midnight and then all of a sudden it was 7AM, they'd fallen asleep with their face on top of the (blank) pages, and they had to hand in whatever they could come up with in the next 30 minutes before it was due. Pages 2-14 simply read "TKTKTKTKTK."

Greece’s proposed plans to bolster its finances in exchange for unlocking bailout funds still need lots of work, three European officials said. The 15-page draft, which was discussed Sunday in Brussels, requires more information and details and was a long way from serving as the basis of a deal, said one of the aides, who asked not to be named because the talks were private.

Greek Plans to Unlock Aid Need Lots of Work, EU Aides Say [Bloomberg]

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