ECONOMY

Eurozone leaders to meet on Thursday

The leaders of the eurozone members are due to meet on Thursday to discuss their plan of action for the Greek debt crisis.

In a brief statement on Friday, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said that a day for the meeting had been agreed.

Earlier attempts to arrange the talks had failed due to objections from Germany.

?I have decided to convene a meeting of the Euro area Heads of State or Government on Thursday, 21 July, at 12.00 in Brussels,? Van Rompuy said.

?Our agenda will be the financial stability of the Euro area as a whole and the future financing of the Greek programme. I have asked the preparatory work to be brought forward inter alia by the Finance Ministries.?