Best of News


Rasmus Ruffer , the head of European Central Bank delegation, Jurgen... News PhotoCentral Bank,Economy,Europe,European Central Bank,European Union,Finance,Group Of People,Headquarters,Horizontal,International Monetary Fund,Leaving,Lisbon,Meeting,People,Portugal,Secretary-General,Socialist Party,Troika - Eurozone Debt CrisisPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPRasmus Ruffer (C), the head of European Central Bank (ECB) delegation, Jurgen Kroger (R) head of a European Union (EU) delegation and International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission chief for Portugal, and Abebe Selassie the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation Abebe Selassie (R) leave after a meeting with Jose Seguro, secretary general of the Socialist Party, at the Socialist Party headquarters, in Lisbon on March 1, 2013, as the so-called Troika of public creditors -- the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund -- reviews the country's finances. Portugal was granted a financial rescue package worth 78 billion euros ($103 billion) in May 2011, in exchange for a pledge to straighten out its finances via austerity measures and economic reforms. AFP PHOTO / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA (Photo credit should read PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images)