Eurozone chief rules out 'impossible' UK Brexit demands

Eurozone chief rules out 'impossible' UK Brexit demands

Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem has dismissed as "intellectually impossible" the notion that Britain could retain unfettered access to the European single market while also cutting down on EU immigration.

Nov 16, 2016, 17:12 PM IST

Greek parliament approves controversial new bailout measures

Greek lawmakers on Sunday adopted fresh cuts and tax hikes ahead of Tuesday`s Eurogroup meeting expected to unlock much-needed bailout funds for the debt-ridden country.

May 23, 2016, 01:05 AM IST
Greece 'accepts' IMF role in bailout: Eurogroup chief

Greece 'accepts' IMF role in bailout: Eurogroup chief

Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Thursday said Greece had "fully accepted" that the International Monetary Fund take a role in its third bailout programme despite Athens earlier saying the fund is no longer needed.

Jan 14, 2016, 20:56 PM IST

ECB, Eurogroup give Greece breathing space after Athens vote

Eurozone ministers approved the launch of Greece bailout talks and the ECB boosted its cash lifeline to the crisis-hit country Thursday after lawmakers in Athens grudgingly passed a tough reform package demanded by creditors.

Jul 16, 2015, 23:31 PM IST

Schaeuble has not raised ''Grexit'' at Eurogroup: Greek official

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has not raised the possibility of Greece exiting the euro zone at crisis talks in in Brussels discussing aid for Athens, Greek government officials said on Saturday.

Jul 11, 2015, 23:10 PM IST

Greece faces 'difficult' talks to stay in eurozone

Eurozone finance chiefs warned that last-ditch talks Saturday on a bailout deal to stop Greece crashing out of the euro would be "extremely difficult", blaming a collapse of trust in the government in Athens.

Jul 11, 2015, 23:00 PM IST

Greece talks 'difficult', 'major issue of trust': Dijsselbloem

Talks between eurozone finance ministers on Greece`s last-ditch bailout request will be "quite difficult" given the crucial need to rebuild trust with Athens, Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Saturday.

Jul 11, 2015, 19:41 PM IST

Major decision on Greece on Saturday: Dijsselbloem

"We have to make a major decision. Whichever way," Dijsselbloem, who is also the Dutch finance minister, told reporters ahead of a cabinet meeting in The Hague.

Jul 10, 2015, 23:08 PM IST

Greek PM Tsipras seeks party backing after abrupt concessions

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras appealed to his party`s lawmakers on Friday to back a tough reforms package after abruptly offering last-minute concessions to try to save the country from financial meltdown.

Jul 10, 2015, 16:06 PM IST

Eurogroup meeting ends fruitless, Greece insists it tabled proposals

An emergency Eurogroup meeting in Brussels on the Greek debt deal ended inconclusive on Tuesday, with lenders saying that they expected to discuss Greece`s proposals on Wednesday during a Eurogroup teleconference.

Jul 08, 2015, 00:23 AM IST

Eurogroup ministers expect 'new proposals' from Greece

"The Eurogroup will discuss the situation following the referendum in Greece that was held on 5 July 2015. Ministers expect new proposals from the Greek authorities," said.

Jul 06, 2015, 15:50 PM IST

Greek result `very regrettable`: Eurogroup`s Dijsselbloem

Greece`s `No` vote in its bailout referendum is "very regrettable" and the economy faces tough measures to recover, the head of the Eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, said Sunday.

Jul 06, 2015, 05:04 AM IST

Greeks deciding 'destiny' in referendum: PM Alexis Tsipras

"No one can ignore the will of the people to live, to live with determination, to take its destiny into its own hands," Tsipras, appearing relaxed and wearing an open-necked white shirt, said after casting his ballot in Athens.

Jul 05, 2015, 15:32 PM IST

Polling opens in crucial Greece bailout referendum

The rest of Europe, and international investors, will be watching intently, unsure of the outcome that could greet them on Monday. Polls suggest both the `Yes` and `No` camps are neck-and-neck.

Jul 05, 2015, 10:12 AM IST

Eurozone refuses Greek bailout extension, more talks Wednesday

Eurozone finance ministers declined to extend Greece`s bailout Tuesday just hours before its expiry and a possible IMF default, but talks will continue Wednesday after Athens asked for a new aid plan, officials said.

Jul 01, 2015, 01:46 AM IST

Eurogroup talks on Greece to continue Wednesday: Athens

"The Eurogroup just finished. We will continue tomorrow morning to allow finance ministers to examine the proposals of the Greek government," the source said.

Jul 01, 2015, 00:19 AM IST

Eurogroup head says `sad` Greece referendum move `closes door` to further talks

"The Greek government has apparently rejected our last proposals... that is a sad decision for Greece because it has closed the door for further talks where the door was still open in my mind," the Dutch finance minister said as he arrived for talks with his eurozone counterparts.

Jun 27, 2015, 17:47 PM IST

Eurogroup talks end with no deal, likely to meet again Saturday

Eurozone finance ministers` talks broke up without an agreement on a Greek debt deal on Thursday, Finland`s Alexander Stubb said, with sources saying they were likely to meet again on Saturday.

Jun 25, 2015, 22:22 PM IST

Greece proposals are 'opportunity' for deal this week: Dijsselbloem

The Greek government`s new proposals to its EU-IMF creditors represent an "opportunity" for a bailout deal this week, Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Monday.

Jun 22, 2015, 19:52 PM IST

Eurogroup talks over, new Greece debt meeting in days: Officials

A meeting of eurozone finance ministers to prepare the ground for a leaders summit on Greece later Monday has ended without agreement, and another round of talks is expected in coming days, officials said.

Jun 22, 2015, 18:41 PM IST