Greek 10-year bond issue was excellent news, Centeno says

Mario Centeno, Portugal's Finance Minister and newly elected President of the Eurogroup, holds a news conference at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, December 4, 2017. REUTERS/Yves Herman

The climate for Greece is positive, Eurogroup chief Mario Centeno said on Monday upon his arrival to the Eurogroup.

He also said that the 10-year bond issue was excellent news.

Centeno added that they will be briefed by the institutions and they will evaluate the implementation of the commitments. He underlined that a lot of work has been done over the last days while adding that the institutions are expected to confirm that “we are close to an agreement” as regards the protection of primary residence.