Cash-for-reform talks between debt-ridden Greece and its creditors have dragged on for months now, and fatigue is starting to set in - but officials insist that progress is being made behind the scenes.
The European Commission's Economic Affairs Commissioner, Pierre Moscovici, told CNBC that there had been advancements, despite the lack of a concrete deal on reforms that Greece has to implement in return for more financial aid
"We have been progressing more in the last three weeks than in the previous three months," Moscovici told CNBC Thursday.
Talks between the Greek government and those overseeing its bailout -- the International Monetary Fund (IMF), European Central Bank (ECB) and the Commission -- have been sporadic but ongoing since the so-called troika extended Greece's bailout program by four months in February.
Greece has been slow to reform in that time, however, arguing with lenders over certain measures, including changes to the labor market and pension cuts. Yet the country is running out of money and Greece is due to make a large repayment to the IMF on June 5.