Jeroen Dijsselbloem said that the second review of Greece’s program will not conclude in time for the next Eurogroup meeting scheduled for Monday, February 20.
The Dutch finance minister who is also head of the Eurogroup stressed that the participation of the International Monetary Fund remains essential for the continuation of the Greek program.
According to Reuters, Dijsselbloem underlined that the situation in Greece was not in acute crisis.
A week ago, Jeroen Djsselbloem slammed the IMF report on Greece, saying that the report was outdated due to recent growth. He also said he was surprised by the hardness of the IMF report.
Two days later, he joined the choir funded by his close pal, German finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, and said there will be no Dutch financial aid for the Greek program if the IMF remains out.
PS One thing we should make clear: this is not an aid, but a loan, a bailout with a strict austerity program.