Outgoing Eurogroup chief Dijsselbloem satisfied with staff-level agreement on Greece

Outgoing Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem expressed satisfaction that a staff-level agreement on Greece had been achieved promptly, in a doorstep statement as he arrived for the Eurogroup meeting in Brussels on Monday.

“It is excellent we have an agreement on time,” commented Dijsselbloem, adding that Eurozone finance ministers will now discuss the next steps, the prior actions that must be implemented and the decision-making process going forward, which will include ratification by national parliaments and the European Stability Mechanism.

He also clarified that the size of the next installment of loans to Greece will not be discussed on Monday: “It is something that will be decided later,” he said.