The Greek government is asking its creditors to avoid excuses and proceed with talks on much-needed debt relief for the country.
"This is the time, as we have complied with our obligations, for our partners to do their part," Nikos Pappas, the Greek minister of state, told CNBC.
"There are no excuses; no local or national elections should delay solutions that we have already agreed," he added.
Despite recognizing last May that Greece needs debt restructuring, some euro zone officials – including the German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble - keep a hard stance against big concessions.
Greece's debt amounted to more than 300 billion euros (nearly $330 billion), representing roughly 180 percent of its gross domestic product in 2015.
The 19 euro zone countries agreed to alleviate Greece's debt in three stages – the first being to smoothing out its obligations. However, at a meeting in May they postponed any significant debt restructuring measures to 2018.
On Thursday, Schäuble reiterated that what Athens needs is not debt relief but economic overhauls.
"Everybody pretends as if some kind of debt relief would make anything at all better in Greece. The only thing that would change is trampling even more all over any willingness to tackle a couple of reforms," Schäuble said Thursday at a book launch, according to the Wall Street Journal.
His remarks fuel concerns that the apparent recognition and agreement between EU creditors and Greece that the high level of debt would slowly be restructured could be in danger.
"We are proceeding with everything that has been agreed but it takes two to tango," Pappas told CNBC.
The Eurogroup – the group of euro zone finance ministers – this month approved a fresh disbursement to the Greek government – totaling 2.8 billion euros ($3.06 billion) to be paid in two installments, as creditors recognized that Athens had successfully implemented a new set of 15 reform measures.