No deal expected on Greek debt at crucial Eurogroup talksComments
Optimism is in short supply as European finance ministers meet with the Greek debt crisis dominating the agenda.
No one is expecting any progress as the creditors are waiting for new proposals from Athens.
The Greek government has already made it clear that they have made adequate suggestions to meet the financial targets and the margins for pension cuts are exhausted.
#Eurogroup meeting - Doorstep #GR@yanisvaroufakis on the Greek proposal http://t.co/xvSCldtBz3pic.twitter.com/zJUxYcBjjc— EU Council TV News (@EUCouncilTVNews) June 18, 2015
Germany says it is hopeful that an agreement can be reached before June 30, but the government is also preparing for the worst.
German MPs from @dieLinke call for solidarity with Greece in the Bundestag a few moments before #Eurogroup starts pic.twitter.com/16vYdqcAx9— Manos Moschopoulos (@maledictus) June 18, 2015
Austrian Chancellor Werner Feymann, who travelled to Athens on Wednesday, said “I can’t see a solution in front of me, but if we are convinced we want one, we have a good chance.”