Dijsselbloem hopes Greece ‘will stick to the reform path’

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“I don’t expect an outcome today, this is just a start of our talks, we have another Eurogroup planned next Monday. We will move step by step,” said the Eurogroup’s president Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Wednesday (11 February) in Brussels.

Dijsselbloem’s comments came ahead of a meeting of eurozone finance ministers on Greece. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is expected to present Athens’ plans for after the current bailout programme ends on 28 February.

“We are going to listen to the plans of the new Greek government and see on what basis we can continue our support for Greece,” Dijsselbloem said. “Formally we still have a programme so the question is how to move on with that programme. So we will listen and we will start talks.”

“I will express my hope they will stick to the reform path, it is crucial for Greece to stay on that path. How and under what conditions, that will be for discussion today,” he told reporters.

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