Greece resumes bailout talks with creditors amid leak dispute

Greece resumes bailout talks with creditors amid leak dispute

Greece's government has started new talks with bailout creditors amid a dispute over a leaked conversation between foreign officials involved in the deal.

Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos is meeting representatives of Greece's European creditors and the International Monetary Fund, following a two-week Easter break.

The main sticking points are mandated pension cuts, tax reforms and future cuts Greece must make to meet bailout targets.

The country has depended on bailouts since 2010.

The talks were overcast by the WikiLeaks organisation's weekend publication of the alleged transcript of an IMF conference call on the Greek programme.

Citing the leak, Athens quickly accused the IMF of considering the use of a potential Greek bankruptcy to strengthen its negotiating position - which IMF head Christine Lagarde dismissed as "nonsense".

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