Any changes to Greek deal must conform with troika pact, says Dijsselbloem

The eurogroup chairman said on Wednesday that any changes to Greece’s bailout programme must be in line with existing agreements with the country’s international lenders.

Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who heads the group of eurozone finance ministers, was speaking to the Dutch parliament, where a majority of lawmakers called for no new financial support for Greece.

“An agreement is an agreement,» Dijsselbloem said. «That means that only within the programme, measures could be exchanged for other measures.”

He said any changes would have to be approved by the troika of lenders comprising the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund.