Dutch PM faces possible no-confidence vote over Greece bailout

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is on Wednesday to face a grilling in parliament, and a possible no-confidence vote, for his cabinet`s support for debt-ridden Greece`s third international bailout. 

Eurozone ministers approve Greek bailout deal

Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem said late Friday that the finance ministers` meeting on Greece turned out "positive" and Greece is expected to get a new loan worth up to $95 bn.

Eurogroup suspends `very difficult` Greece talks until Sunday

Eurozone finance ministers have suspended last-ditch talks on Greece`s bailout, Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Saturday, describing the negotiations as "very difficult" but making progress.

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.

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.

Next step has to come from Greece: Eurogroup`s Dijsselbloem
Next step has to come from Greece: Eurogroup`s Dijsselbloem

Greece must make the next move towards reaching a debt deal with its EU-IMF creditors but there is little chance of an agreement at a meeting of eurozone finance ministers Thursday, Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said.

Eurogroup election delayed to July by Greek crisis

The election of the next president of the Eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers has been delayed until July because of the Greek crisis, current head and candidate Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Wednesday.

Forecasts of Greek euro exit premature: Dijsselbloem

Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Wednesday he is still working to keep Greece within the eurozone and that any predictions about a so-called Grexit are premature.

Greek deal without IMF `unimaginable`: Dijsselbloem

 Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Friday that a bailout deal for cash-strapped Greece without the IMF`s involvement would be "unimaginable".

Greece `underestimates complexity` of reforms: Dijsselbloem

Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem tapped down Greek optimism Tuesday over a newly-submitted reform plan, saying that Athens has "underestimated the complexity" of steps needed to rescue the cash-strapped country.

Greece must be realistic in debt talks: Dijsselbloem

Greece needs to be realistic when negotiating debt relief, Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem cautioned on Tuesday, as Athens runs out of time and money to settle a deal.

Mayors lash out at Greek govt`s demand for cash as default fears grow

Mayors across Greece lashed out Tuesday at a government decree ordering them to hand over their cash reserves as Athens struggled to pay off its massive debt and avert a possible default.

Dijsselbloem puts ABN Amro sale on ice over pay hikes

Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Friday he was delaying a decision to sell state-owned bank ABN Amro following much-criticised reports about huge pay raises for the bank`s top management.

EU, Greece to start technical loan talks Wednesday

Warning Greece it had "no time to lose", euro zone ministers agreed technical talks between finance experts from Athens and its international creditors would start on Wednesday with the aim of unlocking further funding.

Greece creditors cautiously welcome reform plans

Greece edged closer to eurozone survival Tuesday as its international creditors and hold-out Germany looked ready to approve the reforms they had demanded of Athens in return for extending its bailout programme.

Greece `blinks first` on bailout crisis but Germany stands firm

 Greece played for time Wednesday after a planned offer to resolve the bailout crisis by asking for a six-month loan extension got a firm preemptive "nein" from EU paymaster Germany.

Eurogroup to hold extra meeting on Greece Wednesday: Dijsselbloem

Finance ministers from the 19 countries that use the euro will hold an extraordinary meeting in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss the stand-off over Greece`s debt, the group`s chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said.

Greek government set for first talks with eurozone partners

Greece`s new anti-austerity government is set to hold its first talks Friday with its eurozone partners about its ambitions to secure a reduction in the massive debts linked to its 240-billion-euro ($269 billion) international bailout.

EU, Germany warn Greece over debt reduction ambitions

The European Union and Germany warned Greece`s radical new left-wing government Thursday that there is little support for a reduction in its massive debts, on the eve of its first talks with its eurozone partners.

Eurozone ministers show `strong support` for Greece credit line

Eurozone ministers moved towards throwing twice bailed out Greece a new credit line on Thursday, that would come with conditions over its handling of budget and continued oversight by the International Monetary Fund.