'Positive response' from Eurogroup chief to Greek reform letter

Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem at the EU Parliament in Brussels on February 24, 2015Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem has responded “positively” to a Greek letter proposing a series of reforms in return for further financial aid, a Greek government official said Saturday. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis sent the letter to Dijsselbloem on Friday, ahead of a crucial meeting of eurozone finance ministers in Brussels on Monday. Dijsselbloem “responded positively to the Greek minister” on Friday evening, said the source. The Greek government official also said that the head of the eurozone finance ministers’ group had underlined the need for talks to continue with senior eurozone officials and between technical teams in order to move forward with an agreement reached last month to extend Greece’s bailout until the end of June in return for reforms.

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