International lenders say questions remain over Greek reform progress

Reuters
An European Union flag flutters outside of the European Parliament in Brussels October 12, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Some issues remain open on Greece's progress in economic reform, international lenders said on Thursday, after an examination of the country's efforts to meet conditions needed to secure further financial aid.

The European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund - a group known as the troika - said discussions with Athens would continue.

"Good progress has been made, but a few issues remain outstanding. The discussions will continue from respective headquarters," a joint statement said.

The two sides have been at odd for months over the size of budget savings required for Greece to meet its fiscal targets.

The group intends to return to Athens to continue their review in early December.

(Reporting by Martin Santa; editing by John O'Donnell)