Tuesday 5 November 2013 8:17 am

Man arrested for throwing coins at IMF’s Poul Thomsen

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A man has been remanded in custody after hurling coins at the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) deputy director of the European department, Paul Thomsen.

The IMF inspector managed to avoid the hail of coins as he arrived at the Greek finance ministry on Tuesday. Thomsen was accompanied by officials from the European Commission and the European Central Bank, in order to discuss the progress of Greek economic reform which will determine next tranche of bailout funding. 
The delegation will be meeting the Greek finance minister, Yannis Stournaras where discussions will focus on Greece's fiscal gap. A meeting will also be held with labour minister, Yiannis Vroutsis to discuss Greece's social security system.