Greece Resists Calls for More Cuts

Impasse between the nation's leaders and the International Monetary Fund


As Greece enters a pivotal week in its economic crisis, tensions between the Greek government and the country's international lenders have reached a boiling point. The government is resisting a push by the International Monetary Fund to impose additional austerity measures that Greek leaders fear could destabilize the shaky coalition government.

Although those talks are expected to resume later this week, they have been suspended since an angry exchange last week between the Greek finance minister and the I.M.F.'s top negotiator for Greece.