ATHENS Apr 11 It would be logical that the
EU/IMF aid for Greece amounts to some 80 billion euros ($107
billion) over the next three years if the mechanism is
triggered, a senior finance ministry official said on Sunday.
The senior offical said aid this year would amount to at
least 30 billion euros from the euro zone and at least 10
billion from the IMF.
"40 billions for 2010 is part of a bigger amount for the
three-year period. A logical amount for the three-year period
would be double than 40 billion," the official told reporters.
The official added: "We will monitor the markets in the
coming days and, depending on how the spreads move, we will
decide whether to request the aid mechanism."
He reiterated that Greece still aimed at being able to raise
money from markets.
(Reporting by Lefteris Papadimas; Writing by Ingrid Melander;
Editing by Mike Nesbit)