Greece to hold troika talks in late July

E Kathimerini reports that representatives from the ‘troika’ of the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund will meet with newly installed finance minister Yiannis Stournaras on Thursday of this week, as well as with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos and Democratic Left leader Fotis Kouvelis (both of whom are lending their party’s support to the government headed by Samaras’s center right New Democracy party).

Their audit of Greek finances will form the basis of additional negotiations that are now expected to start on July 24.

Will Greece’s finances even last that long, though? And will European leaders, already with much larger worries in Italy and Spain, have any stomach left to save Greece?