BRUSSELS Dec 15 The European Commission
believes there is no reason for euro zone lenders to question
the debt relief deal struck with Greece, economic and monetary
affairs commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Thursday, after
they put the deal on hold.
Euro zone lenders put a short-term debt relief deal for
Greece on hold on Wednesday after the Athens government proposed
a one-off payout to pensioners.
Asked whether he agreed with the move, Moscovici said:
"We think the decision taken on debt relief is robust, was
taken on the basis of Greece's compliance with the first review,
and therefore there is no reason to question it."
(Reporting by Francesco Guarascio; Writing by Philip
Blenkinsop; Editing by Hugh Lawson)