Eurozone finance ministers on March 10 pushed for Greece to finally settle differences over unresolved reforms with its international lenders and said the country had made significant progress even though 153 reforms remain undone.
The finance chiefs criticized the lack of progress in talks that have sputtered for six months with the Troika of the European Union-International Monetary Fund-European Central Bank (EU-IMF-ECB) that is holding up release of a pending nine billion euros installment.
Eurozone chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said, “It is important for all of us and especially for Greece to come to an agreement. Hopefully the Troika and the Greek government will work things out in Athens to reach an agreement very soon.”
At the same Eurogroup meeting the ministers approved the disbursement of the next tranche of bailout loans for Cyprus, after the passing of the law on privatizations.