Greece, euro zone fail to agree on debt, to try again on Monday

February 12th, 2015  
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Topic: Greece, euro zone fail to agree on debt, to try again on Monday

In seven hours of crisis talks in Brussels that ended after midnight, euro zone finance ministers were unable to agree even a joint statement on the next procedural steps. "We had an intense discussion, constructive, covering a lot of ground, also making progress, but not enough progress yet to come to joint conclusions," Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the chairman of Eurogroup finance ministers, told a midnight news conference. We were unable to do that." Greece would have no further contact with experts from the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank before Monday, he said. Looking as casually confident as when he had arrived at his first such talks, Varoufakis said: "Now we are proceeding to the next meeting on Monday.


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