Athens dubbed the Eurogroup proposal to extend the current program support absurd and totally unacceptable. The newly elected administration announced that it sees no advantages in similar actions.
The head of the Council of Finance Ministers of EU member States Jeroen deysselblum announced that he did not see candidates extension support program, which expires at the end of February. The view was also expressed that the parties have 2 weeks in order to come to an agreement. Under this tirade civil servant assumes the Athens agreement to extend the contract. Otherwise, the state will lose economic support of the EU is already the 1st of March.
Athens emphasized that they were not able to agree to accept such conditions of support of the Eurogroup, as it is a statement runs counter to the mandate of the Greek people". It stressed that someone "does not want negotiations and continues to support a program that failed", reports The Guardian.
The same position is held by Greek Finance Minister Yannis, Varufakis. According to him, the European Commissioner for economy and Finance Pierre Moscovici presented by the delegation of Athens, the text that was ready for signing, but for a couple of minutes before the session, the document took the chair Deysselblum.
The Minister stressed: the initial version of the agreement foresaw that the country will be given a four-month period without unilateral action without some steps to change the characteristics of the state budget". "Our country wants just agreements with their partners, not cosmetic changes and ultimatums," concluded the Varufakis.
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