Greek government officials were not happy with Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem’s recent comments on the Greek bailout’s upcoming review, Kathimerini newspaper reported.
Dijsselbloem claimed on Thursday that the review will take months to complete, and not weeks as expected. A successful completion of the review would allow for additional bailout funds for Greece and would open up the discussion about potential debt relief.
The claim appears to have not sat well with certain officials in the Greek government, as Kathimerini reported.
“The stance adopted by some in Europe is familiar now,” government sources were quoted saying. “Before every negotiation they try to create tension and make an impact. It has been proved that in the end they are always in the minority.”
Dijsselbloem made his assertion while Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos is traversing throughout Europe to meet with his Eurozone counterparts ahead of the review.