About: Jeroen Dijsselbloem

Vestager: Dijsselbloem's comments are "wrong"
Politics 22-03-2017

Vestager: Dijsselbloem’s comments are ‘wrong’

Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager skipped the European Commission's "no comment on comments" policy to criticise Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem's remarks about southern member states.
Economy & Jobs 13-07-2015

Juncker: ‘I don’t think the Greek people have been humiliated’

“I don’t think the Greek people have been humiliated and I don't think that the other Europeans are losing their faith,” said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday (13) July).
Economy & Jobs 07-07-2015

Dijsselbloem calls for ‘credible’ proposals by Greek government

“After the 'No' vote in Greece, we need to hear from the Greek government,”Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem told reporters on Tuesday (7 July).
Economy & Jobs 02-07-2015

No further talks with Greece before referendum, Dijsselboem says

“The political situation has not changed. There are no grounds for an extension. So unfortunately the programme expired last night at midnight,” Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselboem said on Wednesday after eurozone finance ministers held a conference call to discuss the Greek crisis.
Euro & Finance 22-06-2015

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.
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Economy & Jobs 10-03-2015

Eurogroup warns Greece: Stop wasting time

EU finance ministers met in Brussels on Monday to discuss the next steps following the decision to extend financial assistance to Greece by up to four months.
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Economy & Jobs 24-02-2015

Eurozone gives green light to Greek reform plan

Eurozone finance ministers approved Greece's reform plan on Tuesday, paving the way for a four-month extension of the country's financial rescue program.
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Economy & Jobs 17-02-2015

Greece to EU: No deal

On Monday, Eurozone finance ministers failed to reach an agreement on how to proceed with Greece's bailout programme after it expires at the end of the month.
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Economy & Jobs 13-02-2015

Dijesslbloem says political deal with Greece ‘very difficult’

Reaching a deal on Greece's emergency financing will be possible at the technical level, but a political agreement with the country's new leftist-led government will be "very difficult", Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Thursday as he left the EU Council meeting in Brussels.
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Economy & Jobs 12-02-2015

Eurogroup, Greece fail to reach debt deal

On Wednesday, eurozone finance ministers failed to reach an agreement on a way forward for Greece's bailout programme.
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Economy & Jobs 11-02-2015

Dijsselbloem hopes Greece ‘will stick to the reform path’

"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.
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Economy & Jobs 27-01-2015

Moscovici: “We want a Greece that can repay its debts”

Only hours after anti-bailout leftist party Syriza won the elections in Greece on Sunday, EU Commissioner for Economic Affairs Pierre Moscovici said that while the European Commission hopes to have a 'constructive dialogue' with the new Greek government, it also wants a 'Greece that can repay its debts.'
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Euro & Finance 26-01-2015

Eurogroup head: there is little support for Greek debt write-off

“We continue to work with them if the Greeks commit to what we have agreed,” Euro group head Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Monday as he arrived in Brussels for a meeting with euro area finance ministers. Dijsselbloem's comments come after anti-bailout leftist party Syriza won elections in Greece on Sunday.
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Economy & Jobs 08-07-2014

Eurogroup approves next €1bn bailout tranche to Greece

EU Finance ministers approved on Monday the next tranche of financial aid for Greece, worth 1 billion euros. “With this €1 billion disbursement, there is now €2.1 billion still left in the pipeline for Greece. €1 billion of that could be disbursed in August but that depends on the nest set of milestones being met.” ESM Managing Director Klaus Regling said.
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Economy & Jobs 06-05-2014

Eurogroup praises Greece’s progress as Athens asks for debt relief

Eurogroup ministers congratulated Greece on Monday for its signs of economic recovery, as Athens is expected to return to growth in 2014. Euro zone governments hold more than 80% of Greece’s €319 billion public debt.
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Economy & Jobs 05-05-2014

EU welcomes Portugal’s bailout exit

Eurozone finance ministers congratulated Portugal on Monday as Lisbon announced Sunday it would exit its three-year €78-billion bailout this month without a precautionary credit line.
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Economy & Jobs 01-04-2014

EU ministers agree 3-part bailout loan for Greece

Eurozone finance ministers approved on Tuesday the latest bailout aid for Greece, ending a six-month stand-off between Athens and its international lenders.
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Economy & Jobs 30-01-2014

EP Best of 2013: main events and legislative work

Video highlights of the European Parliament's work throughout 2013, grouped by theme: More Europe, Legislative Work, Foreign Relations, and Education & Culture.   Comment on:  Google+ - http://tinyurl.com/orh99s6 Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/europeanparliament Twitter - https://twitter.com/Europarl_EN
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Economy & Jobs 28-01-2014

Eurogroup announces Lithuania’s hopes to join euro, warns Greece to speed up bailout talks

Lithuania hopes to join the euro in 2015, emulating its Baltic neighbours Latvia and Estonia. The announcement came after a meeting of eurozone finance ministers in Brussels on Monday, where the Eurgroup's head Jeroen (Yurun) Dijsselbloem said that Vilnius was 'very determined' to join the currency bloc. It is the country's second attempt to join, after an earlier failed bid when it missed a target for inflation.
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Economy & Jobs 15-11-2013

Spain, Ireland to quit EU bailouts

Spain will exit a financial aid programme for its banking sector from January next year, without drawing more European funds. The announcement came after an agreement by eurozone finance ministers in Brussels on Thursday. Earlier this year, Spain borrowed €41 billion from an EU-IMF bailout package to rescue several inderet banks from the collapse of a property and construction bubble.
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Banking union 15-10-2013

Finance ministers tussle over banking union, sovereignty

Questions over how far the European Central Bank (ECB) should control Europe’s banks dominated yesterday’s meeting of eurozone finance ministers and look set to continue today (15 October) as member states push back against the Commission’s powers under the new European Semester.
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Economy & Jobs 05-09-2013

Third bailout for Greece ‘realistic’, says Eurogroup’s chief

Greece might need additional financial support from the eurozone beyond 2014, when the current rescue loan programmes end. Speaking at the European Parliament on Thursday, Eurogroup's president Jeroen Dijsselbloem said it was 'realistic' to expect a third bailout for Athens before it can regain market access.
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Economy & Jobs 26-07-2013

Eurozone clears way for €5.8bn in aid for Greece

Representatives of eurozone finance ministers signed off on the payment of the next batch of aid for Greece on Friday (26 July) and the money will be disbursed on the approval of member states on Monday, eurozone officials said.
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Economy & Jobs 09-07-2013

Eurozone ministers agree to unlock bailout cash for Greece

Greece secured a lifeline from the eurozone and the IMF on Monday (8 July) but was told it must keep its promises on cutting public sector jobs and selling state assets to get all the cash.