Dijsselbloem: New Greek proposals ‘positive step’

Speaking after a short meeting of eurozone finance ministers, Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem said that the new proposals presented by the Greek government are seen as a “positive step’ towards reaching an agreement with Athens.

“General opinion of the institutions was that it (Greek proposal) is broad and comprehensive. But they really need to look at the specifics to see whether it adds up in fiscal terms and whether the reforms are comprehensive enough for the economic recovery to take off again. But in general terms, it is a basis to really re-start the talks now in the next couple of days to get a result,” Dijsselbloem said.

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