EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso underlined at the European Parliament on Wednesday that existing funds should be freed to promote "growth and jobs", an issue that will be put on the agenda of an EU summit here on Thursday.
"If Greece can demonstrate that is generally committed to the reform package agreed with the EU and the IMF, we will accompany Greece on its journey back to growth," Barroso emphasised.
Of the 20 billion euros in development funds budgeted for structural aid to Greece, only 4.9 billion euros has actually been dispered.