Concerns and doubts over Greece's third bailout persist as analysts wonder whether German politicians might still attach further conditions to the desperately-needed funds.
Following approval of the bailout, and the reforms attached to it, by the Greek parliament and euro zone finance ministers last Friday, this week national parliaments – including Germany – will vote to ratify the deal.
German lawmakers are expected to vote on the bailout on Wednesday and, at the weekend, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was keen to quell concerns from lawmakers over the third 86 billion euros ($95.5 billion) bailout.
Speaking to German broadcaster ZDF on Sunday, Merkel tried to reassure sceptics that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) would be involved in the latest bailout package. The IMF's involvement in any bailout has long been a key condition for Germany's approval of the deal and the organization's insistence that debt relief and a detailed pension reform plan must be a central part of the Greek bailout has thrown its participation into doubt.
"Lagarde was very clear: if (debt relief without a haircut) can be achieved she will suggest to the Board of the IMF that they will participate in the program in October. And I have no doubt that what Christine Lagarde said will become a reality."
Despite Merkel's reassurances, opposition to a third bailout is expected on Wednesday, particularly given that last month, 65 members of Merkel's party voted "no" against even negotiating a third bailout for Greece. Many lawmakers remain skeptical that Greece can actually implement wide-reaching reforms when it has failed to do so in the past.