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Belgium: Varoufakis calls on Eurogroup to meet him 'one fifth of the way'00:51

Belgium: Varoufakis calls on Eurogroup to meet him 'one fifth of the way'

Belgium, Brussels
February 20, 2015 at 03:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has expressed his hope of reaching an agreement at the Eurogroup meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels, Friday - stating that Greece has gone the "extra ten miles" to reach a settlement. The Greek finance minister called upon European partners to meet him, not even half of the way, but "one fifth of the way" to reach an agreement.

Germany on Thursday rejected a Greek proposal for a six-month extension to its euro loan agreement, calling the proposals a 'Trojan horse' and calling for full implementation of austerity and bailout agreements made by past Greek governments.

A Greek official stated that Friday's Eurogroup meeting will have only two options, either to accept or reject the Greek request - stating that "it will then be clear who wants to find a solution and who doesn't."

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Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has expressed his hope of reaching an agreement at the Eurogroup meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels, Friday - stating that Greece has gone the "extra ten miles" to reach a settlement. The Greek finance minister called upon European partners to meet him, not even half of the way, but "one fifth of the way" to reach an agreement.

Germany on Thursday rejected a Greek proposal for a six-month extension to its euro loan agreement, calling the proposals a 'Trojan horse' and calling for full implementation of austerity and bailout agreements made by past Greek governments.

A Greek official stated that Friday's Eurogroup meeting will have only two options, either to accept or reject the Greek request - stating that "it will then be clear who wants to find a solution and who doesn't."

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