Portugal's Mario Centeno has been voted the next president of the influential group of eurozone finance ministers. He takes over from Jeroen Dijsselbloem in January.
Mario Centeno has been elected as the new Eurogroup president, with the finance ministers praising him for his balancing act between growth and budget discipline that earned him a comparison with football star Ronaldo.
Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem has come under increasing pressure over comments he made about debt-ridden nations playing fast and loose with their money. Italy and Portugal have called for his resignation.
Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem has said talks about initial Greek debt relief measures are to resume. Discussions were halted after Athens decided to pay pensioners a Christmas bonus.
Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos has said an IMF report on the Greek economy 'fails to do justice' to the country's potential. The Athens government remains deadlocked with lenders over its multibillion debt bailout.
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