J. Dijsselbloem: Τhere will be no discussions on debt relief ιn Luxembourg

If the institutions confirm the completion of the 15 so-called milestones by Greece, Eurogroup will approve the disbursement of an additional 2.8 billion euros to Greece, its president Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Monday as he arrived for the meeting of Eurozone’s finance ministers in Luxembourg.

“We’re going to hear from the institutions (…) I’m hearing some optimistic news but I want to hear them directly from the institutions. On that basis the next disbursement can take place,” he told journalists, adding that Greece is doing much better and is returning to growth.

Asked about the participation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the Greek program, Dijsselbloem referred to the Eurogroup decision in May, in which the Fund expressed its intention to participate on the funding part. He also said there will be no discussions on debt relief today and that this issue cannot “open” every month.