Eurozone finance ministers meet Friday - Greek debt high on the agenda. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was in Athens a day ahead of the meeting –and optimistic about the country’s prospects
Eurozone finance ministers negotiated late into the night to bring an end to an eight-year bailout for Greece. Debt relief and a big cash payout will form part of a broad exit deal.
Since the new Italian government assumed power, EU President Jean-Claude Juncker seems to have taken a position of respectful distance. He says he does not want to see a repeat of the situation with Greece.
As lenders decide on Greece’s post-bailout future, some say it may not differ much from its bailout present: targets, compliance and disbursements. DW talked with Alexander Kritikos, an expert on Greek political-economy.
At a meeting in Sofia, eurozone finance ministers agreed that Athens was on track to exit from eight years of bailouts. But deep divisions persist over how to boost growth and make sure Athens implements reforms.
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