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The meeting planned for March 6 between Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and representatives of the EU-ECB-IMF troika, who are currently in the country on an inspection mission, has been postponed until next week.

Athens and its creditors are still at odds on several points, in particular on civil service staff cuts, a payment plan for companies and individuals that owe social security contributions and a programme giving bank customers longer to repay their loans.

A positive report from the troika would result in the release of a tranche of financial aid worth €2.8bn, points out the daily.