ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held an hour-long call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande amid slow-moving negotiations over a cash-for-reforms deal, a Greek government official said on Thursday.
Greece and its European and International Monetary Fund lenders have been locked in talks on the reforms agreement for four months without a breakthrough in sight. Without a deal, Athens risks default or bankruptcy in weeks.
A new round of negotiations began on Wednesday in Brussels. Greece hopes for a deal by Sunday.
(Reporting by Renee Maltezou; Editing by Andrew Heavens)