Thursday October 23, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
24o C
14o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Moscovici says eurozone 'very close' to deal on Greek debt

The eurozone is very close to an agreement on Greek debt, French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici said Sunday on the eve of key talks between the currency bloc's finance ministers.

"I think that in effect we are very close to a solution,» he told BFM Television, adding: «I don't know if there will be an agreement tomorrow, I know it is possible and I want one."

Eurozone ministers meet on Monday for their third effort to agree on unlocking a 31.2-billion-euro slice of aid for Greece as it teeters on the verge of bankruptcy.

Moscovici said failing to reach a deal would be «irresponsible» at the talks «given the efforts everyone has made».

He provided few details about the outlines of a possible deal, but said it could involve a combination of decreases in interest earned by lenders and profits made by central banks on Greek debt.

Recession-battered Greece has been waiting since June for the instalment of aid, part of a 130-billion-euro financial assistance package initially granted early this year that is tied to harsh new austerity measures.

Marathon talks on the aid package collapsed last week in Brussels, but officials have voiced confidence that a deal will be reached Monday and the 17-nation bloc's finance ministers spoke again in a conference call on Saturday.

[AFp]

ekathimerini.com , Monday November 26, 2012 (01:46)  
Cyprus seeks EU response over Turkey´s EEZ violation
Thirteen indicted for inmate torture
Samaras, Venizelos eye deal with troika on bailout exit by Dec 8
Campaigners call for more road safety at deadly crash site
Athens weighs its LNG and CNG options
Energy Minister Yiannis Maniatis met on Wednesday with officials from six leading shipping companies in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector, as he is weighing the possibility of Greece as...
Greece ranks among global leaders in tourism growth
Tourism in Greece has done particularly well in 2014, having grown 16.7 percent year-on-year, while the head of the World Tourism Organization stressed on Wednesday the added value this grow...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Roberto´s heroics make Kasami´s goal count
Pajtim Kasami’s goal and Roberto’s heroics in goal saw Olympiakos claim one of the biggest wins in its history on Wednesday downing Italian champion Juventus 1-0 to boost its chances of reac...
SOCCER
Third-division Iroditos punished heavily after fan death
Greek third division team Irodotos has been docked 15 points and ordered to play 10 matches behind closed doors following the death of an Ethnikos Piraeus supporter, the Hellenic Football Fe...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Careful what you wish for
Everyone is in a rush to become prime minister in this country, as if they have not learned a single thing from its political history. While still in opposition, PASOK’s George Papandreou ma...
EDITORIAL
Taking care of our key industry
It’s time to face facts: Tourism is the country’s heavy industry. The sector’s considerable contribution has served as a stabilizing factor for the local economy, essentially placing the cou...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Roberto´s heroics make Kasami´s goal count
2. Athens weighs its LNG and CNG options
3. Greece ranks among global leaders in tourism growth
4. Global oil price drop sends local fuel prices back to 2010 levels
5. Buy big house, become a citizen
6. Cyprus seeks EU response over Turkey´s EEZ violation
more news
Today
This Week
1. At least 11 banks to fail European stress tests, three in Greece, report says
2. Cyprus to block Turkey's EU talks after EEZ violation
3. EU’s Juncker wins Commission-team approval with investment vow
4. Juncker’s EU commission team set for parliamentary green light
5. Taprantzis resigns from privatization agency TAIPED
6. Fallen tree, smashup cause traffic jams in Athens
Today
This Week
1. Istanbul skyscraper casts shadow over Greece's banking ambitions
2. Coalition shooting itself in the foot
3. Greece’s closed society is central to its current malaise
4. Greece must stick to reforms, says Schaeuble
5. The past, present and future of the Greek debt crisis
6. Samaras’s crumbling Greek exit lacks backing from economists
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.