Merkel upbeat ahead of Thursday’s Eurogroup


German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed hope that the Eurogroup on Thursday will mark the “final step” before Greece exits its bailout program in August, reports said.

Speaking on Tuesday, Merkel reportedly added that Greece’s exit will be an auspicious moment for measures to be taken to fortify the eurozone given that no euro area country will be committed to a bailout program. 

Merkel was speaking during a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron at Meseberg castle, near Berlin.