EU Commission: The pace of the discussions has accelerated during the last few days

The meeting of the Brussels Group in Paris, which was carried out during the weekend, continues on Monday and Tuesday, EU Commission spokesperson Margaritis Schinas said on Monday.

Schinas said that discussions continue both on political and technical level and noted that the pace has accelerated during the last few days. According to Schinas, talks advance ahead of the informal Eurogroup meeting in Riga, Latvia on April 24 during which Eurozone Finance ministers will have the opportunity to take stock of the situation.

He noted that the European Commission on its part continues working intensively on all levels so as to facilitate the reaching of an agreement. Asked why the Brussels Group meets in Paris, Schinas said this was due purely to practical reasons.