EZ ministers discuss options on Greek debt

FXstreet.com (Córdoba) - Eurozone finance ministers are discussing options to bring down Greece's debt to 120% of GDP in 2020. One of the measures under discussion is suspending for 10 years interest payments on loans provided to Greece by the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), Reuters reported citing an unnamed official.

Another measure could be to buy back Greek debt held by private financial institutions, offering 30% of its value, while a third step would be to cut the interest on €53 billion of bilateral loans to Greece, to 25 basis points from the current 150 basis points.

According to Reuters, no decision has been made, and ministers are pausing from meeting to prepare new proposals.