The Straits Times
Published on Oct 25, 2012

Greek finance minister treated for exhaustion, flu


ATHENS (REUTERS) - Greece's finance minister cancelled an appearance in parliament on Thursday after visiting hospital due to flu-like symptoms and exhaustion.

Mr Yannis Stournaras, who has been trying to seal an austerity package with the country's European Union and IMF lenders, was in parliament until the early hours of Thursday after being locked in all-night talks with the lenders the night before.

"He went to the doctor and was diagnosed with exhaustion and severe flu," said a Finance Ministry spokesman.

Mr Stournaras was advised to rest but plans to meet Prime Minister Antonis Samaras later on Thursday.