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Euro Summit: Main results

EU News 194/2015


On 13 July 2015, the leaders from the euro area member states agreed in principle that they are ready to start negotiations on an ESM financial assistance programme for Greece.

Euro Summit statement, Brussels, 12 July 2015 (PDF)

There are a number of strict conditions to be met before negotiations can formally begin.

The agreement will have to be approved by the Greek parliament and by several national parliaments.

"I welcome the progress and the constructive position of Greece that helps to bring back trust among euro zone partners", said Euro Summit President Donald Tusk.

Source and additional information:

Euro Summit - 12 & 13 July 2015. From left to right: Mr Jeroen DIJSSELBLOEM, President of the Eurogroup; Mr Jean-Claude JUNCKER, President of the European Commission; Mr Donald TUSK, President of the European Council. Shoot location: Brussels - BELGIUM Shoot date: 12/07/2015. Council of the European Union (C)EU, 2015 URL