BERLIN Dec 14 Germany has asked the
institutions involved in Greece's aid programme to assess
whether Greek reforms are compatible with its bailout
obligations and wants a quick answer to avoid delaying
short-term debt measures, a finance ministry spokesman said.
"We expect swift clarification on this issue so that the
implementation of short-term measures on the debt side is not
delayed," the spokesman said.
The International Monetary Fund, which a group of countries
led by Germany want to join the latest programme for credibility
reasons, says euro zone targets set for Greece are too ambitious
and assumptions on reform implementation too optimistic.
(Reporting by Gernot Heller; Writing by Michelle Martin;
Editing by Madeline Chambers)