By Marcus Leach

Greece may not receive the next payment in their bail-out package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) according to the chairman of the eurozone finance ministers.

Jean-Claude Juncker, prime minister of Luxembourg, said IMF rules may prevent it paying Greece because the debt-ridden country cannot guarantee its solvency for the next 12 months.

Mr Juncker's comments add more pressure to Greece as they look to reduce their deficit.

The Greek prime minister will hold talks with opposition parties on Friday as they look to gain support for austerity measures.

George Papandreou's government started a programme of privatisations on Thursday, but Mr Juncker has said the privatisation plan needs to be more ambitious.

The next payment, due on June 29th, of €12 billion should include a €3.3 billion payment from the IMF.