ECONOMY

Varoufakis wants initial deal with lenders at April 24 Eurogroup meeting

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis wants the negotiations with the country’s official lenders to reach a preliminary deal at an April 24 meeting of euro zone finance ministers, he told Greek daily Naftemporiki on Monday.

“At the Eurogroup (meeting) of April 24 there must be a preliminary conclusion (of the talks), as per the Eurogroup accord on Feb. 20,» Varoufakis told the paper.

Greece offered a new package of reforms last week in the hope of unlocking remaining bailout funds, but has yet to win agreement on the proposals with its EU and IMF lenders.

[Reuters]