From the IMF assessment of its 2010 program for Greece, the section dealing with relations within the Troika i.e. European Commission (EC) and ECB (p31) —
And from the Fund’s perspective, the EC, with the focus of its reforms more on compliance with EU norms than on growth impact, was not able to contribute much to identifying growth enhancing structural reforms.
Two issues here. First, aren’t EU norms supposed to be growth enhancing? But second, does the Fund really think there is a definitive account somewhere of specific structural reforms that will surely result in growth within a couple of years? The back to reality reading list might want to start with Adam Smith.