Follow Us

Follow us on Twitter  Follow us on LinkedIn

01 July 2015

Remarks by Jeroen Dijsselboem following Eurogroup conference call of 1 July 2015

Default: Change to:

Eurogroup President talked with Greece's PM Alexis Tsipras and concluded that the old programme will not be extended, and that the European institutions will "simply await now the outcome of the referendum on Sunday".

Tonight we had a Eurogroup conference call, following our call of yesterday. We discussed the two letters of the Greek Prime Minister. We also discussed the current political situation in Greece. First of all, regarding the request for the extension of the old programme which we discussed yesterday, we reaffirmed our decision of last Saturday. The political situation has not changed. There are no grounds for an extension. So unfortunately the programme expired last night at midnight.  

Secondly there were the proposals from the Greek authorities to further amend the proposals from the institutions. At this point in time we simply took note of these proposals. The main decision was that, given the political situation, the rejection of the previous proposals, the referendum which will take place on Sunday, and the recommendation by the Greek government to vote No, we see no grounds for further talks at this point. There will be no talks in the coming days, either at Eurogroup level or between the Greek authorities and the institutions on proposals or financial arrangements. We will simply await now the outcome of the referendum on Sunday and take into account the outcome of that referendum. 

Finally I can just say that I'm very sorry about the situation, given the strong determination of the Greek people to be part of Europe and to remain a part of the Eurozone in which we fully support them.

Full press release

© European Council

Documents associated with this article

Letter to Mr Tsipras - 1 July 2015.pdf

< Next Previous >
 Hover over the blue highlighted text to view the acronym meaning
Hover over these icons for more information

Add new comment