The government and all sides are working hard to achieve a convergence of views on Greece at the next Eurogroup meeting on June 15, Minister of State and government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Wednesday, replying to questions during the regular press briefing. He also noted, however, that while the conditions allowing an agreement at the next Eurogroup were there, it was possible that more time will be needed to bridge the differences.
“We will not take whatever we are given. The next milestone is the summit meeting on June 22,” he told reporters. The decisions on the Greek programme concern all of Europe, Tzanakopoulos added, and had a political aspect that should concern the Eurozone at the highest possible level.
He denied the existence of “united fronts” against the Greek positions on the debt and cited statements by European Central Bank (ECB) officials saying that the ECB will draft an independent debt sustainability report on Greece that takes the Eurogroup decision into account.| | | Next → |