Eurozone finance ministers have approved a Greek proposal aimed at reducing economic hardships in Greece, a move that could lead to Athens receiving a pivotal bailout extension before Saturday.
February 24, 2015
Greece formally asked its European creditors on Thursday for a six-month extension of the debt-ridden country's bailout package, according to a eurozone official.
February 19, 2015
The Greek government expresses reservations as to whether there can be an agreement in the Eurogroup meeting on Monday, noting however that "no one can prejudge the outcome."
February 15, 2015
Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis on Thursday dismissed a Financial Times' post on Twitter (and the relevant report on FT Brussels blog) according to which the Greek Finance Minister had agreed on a joint statement
February 12, 2015
The euro hit a seven-year low against the pound on Wednesday before a euro zone finance ministers' meeting that will discuss Greece, with any failure to find common ground on the country's debt burden likely to see volatile trading.
Reuters: February 11, 2015
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis insisted on Monday morning that Athens is not heading for a showdown with its eurozone partners.
eKathimerini: February 9, 2015
This week's visit to Athens by the head of the euro zone finance ministers' group will mark the start of Greece's negotiations on changing the conditions of its international bailout accord, the finance ministry said in a statement.
Reuters: January 30, 2015
Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Monday stated that "the issue of the extension of the Greek program remains open."
December 8, 2014
There should definitely be an agreement between the troika and Athens in the coming days, Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem told Greek daily Ta Nea.
December 3, 2014
Eurogroup President Jerun Dijsselbloem on Friday confirmed that representatives of Greece's troika of creditors will return to Athens by late September and said that a series of meetings held in Paris were "useful" and "prepared the ground."
September 14, 2014