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EU Commission welcomes Greek list as a 'valid starting point' to get extended rescue loans

  • Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives for a meeting with Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis in Athens, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Caught between its own defiant campaign pledges and pressure from creditors, Greece's left-wing government will deliver a list of reforms Tuesday to debt inspectors for final approval of extended rescue loans, officials said. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives for a meeting with Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis in Athens, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Caught between its own defiant campaign pledges and pressure from creditors, Greece's left-wing government will deliver a list of reforms Tuesday to debt inspectors for final approval of extended rescue loans, officials said. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dutch Finance Minister and the head of the eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem attens a meeting of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs at the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. An official at the European Union’s executive branch said Tuesday that the list of Greek reform measures for final approval of the extended rescue loans “is sufficiently comprehensive to be a valid starting point.” Dijsselbloem said that he received the list last night and that “it is being assessed at the moment by the institutions.” (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    Dutch Finance Minister and the head of the eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem attens a meeting of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs at the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. An official at the European Union’s executive branch said Tuesday that the list of Greek reform measures for final approval of the extended rescue loans “is sufficiently comprehensive to be a valid starting point.” Dijsselbloem said that he received the list last night and that “it is being assessed at the moment by the institutions.” (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)  (The Associated Press)

  • Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, shakes hands with Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis during their meeting in Athens, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Tsipras is facing dissent within his left-wing Syriza party over claims it is backtracking on its recent election-winning promises to ease budget cuts for the recession-battered Greeks.(AP Photo/Orestis Panagiotou, Pool)

    Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, shakes hands with Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis during their meeting in Athens, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Tsipras is facing dissent within his left-wing Syriza party over claims it is backtracking on its recent election-winning promises to ease budget cuts for the recession-battered Greeks.(AP Photo/Orestis Panagiotou, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

An official at the European Union's executive branch says that the list of Greek reform measures for final approval of the extended rescue loans "is sufficiently comprehensive to be a valid starting point."

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the negotiations, said Tuesday that the Commission was "notably encouraged by the strong commitment to combat tax evasion and corruption."

Caught between its campaign pledges and pressure from creditors, Greece's left-wing government delivered the list on the cusp of Monday night's deadline.

Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the head of the eurogroup, told The Associated Press, that he received the list last night and that it was being assessed at the moment. A teleconference of the eurozone's 19 finance ministers could take place later, he added.