* EU says Greece made new proposal on filling 2014 budget
* International inspectors will go ahead with postponed
BRUSSELS Nov 2 Inspectors from Greece's lenders
have put a postponed visit to the country back on the agenda and
will return early next week after Athens made a new proposal on
filling a gap in the 2014 budget, the European Commission said.
The team of officials from the International Monetary Fund,
the European Commission and the European Central Bank - known as
the Troika - will decide whether to pay out the next tranche of
loans under Greece's bailout programme.
The inspectors visit Athens regularly to check progress on
its bailout commitments.
Their most recent inspection began in September before being
paused and was initially expected to resume at end-October and
then slated for resumption on Nov.4.
On Thursday, euro zone officials said the trip next week
would be postponed because the parties had been unable to bridge
differences over how to close a 2-billion-euro ($2.7 billion)
hole in Greece's 2014 budget.
But the standoff was defused late on Friday when Greece sent
the lenders information on how it could fill the fiscal gap and
meet other bailout targets, including privatisations.
"We have (on Friday) evening received further information
from Athens which means we can confirm our travel plans. Our
team will thus be in Athens at the beginning of the coming
week," European Commission spokesman Simon O'Connor said.
The International Monetary Fund said that its staff would
resume work in Athens on Tuesday.
Greece has been kept afloat by a financial lifeline from the
euro zone and the IMF since 2010, with 240 billion euros ($330
billion) pledged in exchange for spending cuts and reforms.
After a six-year recession that wiped out 40 percent of
household disposable incomes and sent unemployment soaring to
almost 28 percent, Greeks are saying they can take no more.
The coalition government argues it deserves some slack after
delivering the biggest budget deficit reduction ever recorded in
the euro zone, and Greece's president has said the country would
not yield to pressure from foreign lenders to impose more budget