Athens - A senior Greek official says debt talks needed to
avoid bankruptcy in March have reached "a satisfactory level of
agreement" but are being held up by a disagreement over labour reforms.
The official, with close knowledge of the negotiations
between the government and rescue creditors, said late Saturday that
other issues had been resolved following a "superhuman negotiation."
He asked not to be named because the talks are ongoing.
Debt inspectors representing eurozone countries and the
International Monetary Fund are pushing for tougher austerity measures
and private sector pay cuts before approving a new ?130 billion ($171.08
billion) bailout deal.