While the Greek government awaits for a creditors’ response to the reforms proposals it submitted late Monday, head of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem spoke and said: Deal with Greece is not at hand yet.
Speaking to Dutch RTL Nieuws, Jeroen Dijsselbloem said:
1. It is was not certain whether Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras would meet the French and German leaders in Brussels on Wednesday.
2. “I’ve heard a lot of optimism from the Greek side, and it’s an underestimation of the complexity of what’s being asked of them.”
4. Greece has room to arrange its own budget as long as it doesn’t require further funding from other countries and as long as its spending is under control.
5. the Greek pension system “simply must be modernised” as it is not sustainable.
6.He rejected discussion of forgiving Greek debts. “We must now really look at the final issues that are on the table and that we are prepared to look at.”
7. “If the Greeks are ready to come with serious proposals we can go on, and otherwise the process will lie still.” via reuters.
Of course, it is not up to Dijsselbloem to decide at any of the above mentioned issues. He is just the modus operandi of the eurozone finance ministers.