Greek Crisis? Talk to someone else: Eurogroup’s Dijsselbloem

Greek Crisis? Talk to someone else: Eurogroup’s Dijsselbloem
Greek Crisis? Talk to someone else: Eurogroup’s Dijsselbloem

"At the moment we need to concentrate on these deep reforms that the IMF, quite rightly, asks of the Greek government."

French economy minister Michel Sapin backed the Eurogroup president's views, adding that if any Greek crisis did return, it would not destabilise the rest of the euro zone.

"We are going to find an agreement on Greece in the coming days and put it in place in the coming days," Sapin told CNBC.

"There's what is happening in Greece, what is happening in Germany, what is happening in France. That's Europe. In Europe we have democracy, in each country there is a democratic heart beating, not always at the same time but that's why we built Europe and how we will overcome today's difficulties

Dijsselbloem, who is finance minister of the Netherlands, insisted that his decisions as president of Eurogroup would not impact the country's upcoming general election on March 15.

"There's always an election somewhere in Europe so we simply have to keep moving ahead.

"A lot of the electorate in the Netherlands supports my serious approach to this issue so I will continue to follow up on it in a very serious way."

CNBC

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