The Greek Prime Minister might have reshuffled the team which is handling its fraught bailout negotiations, but analysts warned the move was unlikely to pave the way for a much-needed deal.
The changes implemented by Alexis Tsipras Monday were widely seen as a way to push outspoken Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis to the sidelines.
Over the last few months, Varoufakis has fallen out with Greece's euro zone partners and creditors during negotiations over the country's reform plans and debt repayments. He will now take a less active role in the discussions.
A Marxist economist by trade, the politician caught the media's attention with his blunt criticism of Greece's bailout program and demands for a haircut on the country's debt pile -- which was refused. He has angered his euro zone counterparts in the process, who have described his negotiating style as "insulting" and obstructive.