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Dijsselbloem: Eurozone Countries Asked Too Much From Greece

During an interview on Dutch television current affairs program Nieuwsuur on Saturday, former Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem stated that the Eurozone countries asked too much from Greece regarding the bailout program and reforms that the country has been living...

Dijsselbloem: Greece Needs Further Reform

Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who will on Friday step down as president of the Eurogroup of euro area finance ministers, told the U.K.'s Financial Times newspaper that further reform efforts are needed in Greece. Since July 2015 and after a tumultuous six months when...

Eurogroup Approves Staff-Level Agreement for Greece

Eurozone finance ministers have approved the staff-level agreement (SLA) for the third review of the Greek programme on Monday. The SLA was agreed upon by Greek authorities and the institutions' missions in Athens on Saturday. Outgoing Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem expressed...

Four Candidates Compete to Lead Eurogroup in post-Dijsselbloem Era

Eurozone finance ministers pick the replacement for Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Monday (4 December), with four countries; led by Portugal, battling for the challenge of guiding the eurozone currency bloc through much needed reforms. Finance ministers from Latvia, Luxembourg,...

Eurogroup Chief: We Saved the Greek Banks but Overlooked Taxpayers

Outgoing Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem acknowledged on Thursday that Greece’s creditors put too much emphasis on saving the banks at the expense of ordinary taxpayers. In an exchange of views on Greece in the European Parliament's Employment and Social Affairs...

Eurogroup Chief Recommends Elections to be Held in 2019

Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem in an interview with the Sunday edition of Kathimerini newspaper said that "we must conclude the programme together to ensure that Greece will exit the programme and until then to have reached an agreement on...

Eurogroup Chief Arrives in Greece for First Time after Enigmatic Handshake with Varoufakis

Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem is to arrive in Greece on Monday for talks with Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos as a prelude to the third review of the bailout program. The Dutch economist will be accompanied by the head of the...

Eurogroup: Persecution of Former Statistics Chief Could ‘Damage Reputation’ of Greece

European Finance ministers expressed their concern about the continued Greek Justice's persecution of Former ELSTAT chief Andreas Georgiou. After the Eurogroup meeting, at Tallinn, Estonia, Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said that "It is our primary concern to ensure the protection...

Top EU Officials Involved in Greece's Bailout to Change in Autumn

Mission chiefs of Greece's creditors are likely to change in the autumn, one year before the completion of the bailout program, a Kathimerini report says. Declan Costello, chief representative of the European Commission for Greece's bailout program, is likely to...

Eurogroup President Spox Says Dijsselbloem Expects Deal on Greek Bailout Next Week

Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem says that he expects to conclude the deal for the Greek bailout program at the June 15 meeting, his spokesman said on Friday. A report by Reuters says that IMF chief Christine Lagarde will be attending...