Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem in an interview with the Sunday edition of Kathimerini newspaper said that “we must conclude the programme together to ensure that Greece will exit the programme and until then to have reached an agreement on the debt and recommended elections to be held in 2019.
He said that the key is political stability noting that “our common target is the Greek economy to stand again on its feet, stability to prevail in the state’s finances, the trust in Greece to improve and the access to the market to be unimpeded. He sent the message that all these must be achieved until August 2018. “If we succeed, I am optimistic for the Greek economy”.
Moreover, Dijsselbloem estimated that Germany’s stance will not change after Wolfgang Schaeuble’s retirement.