Debt inspection resumes in Greece amid EU-IMF spat

Columns of the Parthenon temple are seen behind a European Union flag in Athens, Greece, Nov. 4, 2011.
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ATHENS, Greece A delegation from Greece's international creditors has returned to Athens for a new round of inspections amid a dispute over the country's massive debts.

Officials from the "troika" of the International Monetary Fund, European Union, and European Central Bank met Monday with Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras.

The IMF last week sparked an international disagreement with a report on the early stages of the Greek bailout in 2010. The organization pointed out the inconsistency in Europe's policymaking and said the restructuring of Greece's public debt -- two years after the bailout -- should have come much earlier.

Greece is seeking its first cuts in taxes introduced as part of its austerity measures. Arguing that it is meeting its deficit targets, the country is looking to lower levies on catering services.