After another week of sniping and criticism, experts are wondering whether relations between Greece, its euro zone neighbors -- and international creditors – are salvageable.
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras was in Brussels Friday to meet the president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, and the head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. Discussions were expected to be dominated by Athens' desperate need for further funding.
Speaking at a press conference with Schulz, Tsipras reiterated his country's dedication to implementing reforms.
"The message of our discussions was now it's time to give a message of hope to the Greek people. Nt only implement, implement, implement, obligations, obligations, obligations - but now the message that European institutions will give help and solidarity with ways to overcome this situation," he said.
Referencing tensions between Greece and its European partners over the bailout, the prime minister emphasized the joint nature of discussions.
"I believe there is no Greek problem, there is an European problem - and because we want to go on together, I think at the end of the day we will resolve all these misunderstanding," he added.
On Thursday, Tsipras visited Paris for meetings at the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development and to try to reassure Greece's euro zone partners that the country would stick to its reforms and bailout program, which was extended by four-months in February.
"There is no reason for concern... even if there is no timely disbursement of a (loan) tranche, Greece will meet its obligations," he told reporters, according to Reuters.
"We are here in order for the OECD to put its stamp on the reforms that the Greek government wants to push on with and I believe that this stamp in our passport will be very significant to build mutual trust with our lenders."