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Eurogroup: Main results

EU News 38/2015



Eurozone finance ministers met to discuss the way forward for Greece in the context of the upcoming expiry of the country's current economic adjustment programme. The discussions were based on the technical work carried out over the past few days, setting out the differences between the current programme and the plans of the Greek government.

"The best way forward is an extension of the current programme", said Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Eurogroup President at the press conference following the meeting. He went on to highlight that there was a degree of flexibility within the programme, which could be negotiated between Greece and the institutions.

These negotiations could start when the Greek authorities submit a request for an extension of the programme accompanied by a clear set of commitments outlined by the ministers during the meeting.

Source and additional information:

Eurogroup Meeting. From left to right: Ms. Christine LAGARDE, Managing Director of the IMF; Mr Jeroen DIJSSELBLOEM, President of the Eurogroup. Shoot location: Brussels - BELGIUM Shoot date: 16/02/2015 (C)EU, 2015 URL