Euro-area finance ministers try for the third time this month to clear an aid payment to Greece and forge a blueprint to keep the country a solvent member of the currency bloc.
Finance chiefs from the 17-member single currency return to Brussels today, less than a week after an all-night meeting failed to yield agreement and days after a European Union summit broke up without a proposed seven-year budget. At stake at the euro meeting is the continuation of a three-year mission to return Greece to financial health.
βIt would be irresponsible not to reach an accord given all the efforts that have been made on all sides,β French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici said late yesterday on BFM television. βIβm not going to guarantee that an accord will be reached, but I think the third time should be the charm.β forex