ATHENS, July 8 Greece is satisfied with a
decision by euro zone finance ministers to dole out 6.8 billion
euros in bailout funds to the country but was hoping to get more
money, a senior finance ministry official told Reuters on
"The Eurogroup's decision is satisfactory and more or less
what we were expecting," the official, who attended the meeting,
said on condition of anonymity.
"We would have liked to get about 1.8 billion euros more.
This money, the last chunk of funding from the euro zone for
2013, will now likely be pushed back to November or later
because of elections in Germany and Austria."
The official said Monday's deal enabled Greece to redeem
about 2.2 billion euros of bonds in August, cover its needs and
pay off arrears.