Tagged: Dijsselbloem

Dijsselbloem: “It is a huge thing to ask Greece for a 3.5% primary surplus”

The head of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem argued that European lenders should be “realistic” in the fiscal targets they set for Greece after 2018, when the program of financial aid will end. “We need to be realistic” Jeroen Dijsselbloem told the economic affairs committee of the European Parliament, saying that the International Monetary Fund has […]

Dijsselbloem says Athens must proceed faster with reforms

Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Friday morning called for an acceleration in the agreed-to reforms by the Greek government, speaking in Bratislava on the occasion of a Eurogroup meeting in the Slovakian capital. Dijsselbloem, who is also the Dutch FinMin, said the Greek government must increase its implementation rates for necessary reforms, as he said.

Dijsselbloem: Talks with Greece productive

The president of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem has identified “significant progress” in the negotiations between Greek authorities and the institutions, while noting that work on the bailout program review will continue over the Catholic Easter break. “Talks between the Greek government and the institutions have been productive since the mission started after the last Eurogroup” […]

“Good talks” between Tsakalotos and Dijsselbloem in Amsterdam

A meeting between the Greek Minister of Finances Euclid Tsakalotos and the Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem was carried out on Tuesday evening in Amsterdam, which lasted over two hours. The Dutch official commented via his twitter account that he had “good talks” with the Greek Finance Minister on the challenges for Greece and the Eurogroup. […]

Eurogroup sends three messages to the Greek government

The Eurogroup meeting that was held in Brussels on Monday, in order to discuss the progress of implementing the second package of prior actions, lasted about 15 minutes. The Greek Minister of Finances Euclid Tsakalotos informed his European colleagues on the reform progress, however no decisions were taken at the end of the meeting. According […]

ESM convenes to discuss payment of €2bn tranche to Greece

The head of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem reported that the Euro Working Group has agreed that Greece has implemented the first package of prior actions, thus paving the way for the 2-billion-euro tranche to be paid out by the European Stability Mechanism. The European Stability Mechanism has also announced that it will convene on Monday […]

Substantive agreement between Greece and the institutions

Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem welcomed the “substantial agreement” reached by the institutions and the Greek authorities in statements to ANA-MPA. “I was informed that a substantial agreement has been reached between the Greek authorities and the institutions on all pending matters of the reforms that are included in the first package of the prior actions […]

Dijsselbloem: Agreement with Greece on many issues

Greece and its euro zone creditors have reached an agreement on many issues in the reform programme that Athens is implementing in return for loans, the head of euro zone finance ministers Jeroen Dijsselbloem said in a statement on Sunday. Greece needs a positive review of its reform progress from the euro zone to get […]

Dijsselbloem say cooperation with Greece made is satisfactory

Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem expressed his satisfaction with the commitment of Greek authorities to implement the necessary reforms within the week, during a press conference after the Eurogroup meeting in Brussels on Monday. According to Dijsselbloem, the Eurogroup Working Group (EWG) will have to meet by the start of next week at the latest to […]