Greece's new government seeks help from global watchdog OECD in reform overhaul

Associated Press

Greece's new left-wing government says it will work with the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to overhaul cost-cutting reforms imposed by bailout lenders.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met OECD Secretary General Jose Angel Gurria in Athens and said a new government reform committee would work with the organization on a long-term basis.

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The pledge on Wednesday came hours before an emergency meeting of eurozone finance ministers in Brussels to discuss Tsipras' demands to restructure bailout debts worth 240 billion euros ($270 billion).

Shares on the Athens Stock Exchange were 3 percent lower ahead of the talks.