Dijsselbloem: Great sense of urgency among all to reach a deal

“Great sense of urgency” among all to reach a deal, the head of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Friday said in doorstep statements prior to the Eurogroup meeting in Riga, Latvia.

We will hear from the representatives of the institutions on the progress made, Dijsselbloem said. I hope there is a lot of progress to be reported, he underlined adding that he’s heard some “positive news” lately, but he wants to hear more.

The Eurogroup head also said that he has talked with the representatives of the institutions in Athens, and the Greek side, and realised “there is a great determination among our Greek colleagues.”

Asked about the prospects of a deal soon, Dijsselbloem was optimistic saying that “April isn’t over yet”.