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Thanassis Stavrakis, Associated Press
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou leaves the Presidential mansion after his meeting with Greek President Karolos Papoulias in Athens, Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Greece's international debt inspectors were arriving in Athens Tuesday, as the financially stricken country raised euro 1.625 billion from the sale of short-term debt, a day ahead of another planned general strike.

BRUSSELS — European officials say that Greece may be offered more support soon, but that any new help would come in exchange for further austerity and reform measures.

One official from a eurozone country said finance ministers meeting in Brussels Monday may make a broad announcement on new support, but stressed no concrete steps will be taken before the results of an inspection of the program are known.

The official said potential new aid "will of course be attached to new conditionalities. Nothing is free."

A second official said eurozone governments want to see more concrete proof that promised measures — to combat tax evasion and privatize public assets — are being implemented.

The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it was too early to put a number on new aid.