Tsakalotos: Eurogroup decision provides greater clarity for Greeks and markets

epa05271960 Greek Finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos prior to the meeting of the Eurozone Finance Ministers at the Scheepvaartmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22 April 2016. Eurozone ministers met to discuss the Greek bailout and the Panama Papers fallout. EPA/BART MAAT

The Eurogroup’s decision on Greece provides much greater clarity for both Greeks and the financial markets is it as much clarity, but maybe not as much as Greeks deserved, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on Thursday, after the Eurogroup meeting in Luxembourg.

In a joint press conference with Alternate Finance Minister George Chouliarakis, the minister said it is important to create a mechanism for growth.

“All sides tried for a compromise. We are creating a road map so that Greece can turn a page,” he said, adding it is important that the Eurogroup commits to helping Greece complete the program in 12-14 months.