BERLIN/ATHENS, July 26 Officials working for
euro zone finance ministers signed off on the payment of the
next batch of aid for Greece on Friday and the money will be
disbursed on the approval of member states on Monday, euro zone
"Approval is now given, national procedures will be
finalised by Monday noon," one senior euro zone official said.
Greece adopted on Thursday the last piece of legislation
international lenders required to unlock 5.8 billion euros of
aid from the euro area, its national central banks and the
International Monetary Fund.
Deputies of euro zone finance ministers approved the payment
at a conference call at 0830 GMT on Friday.
Germany this week postponed signing off on the disbursement
until next Monday to ensure all conditions are met, but
officials said German approval was now a mere formality.