Speaking to reporters ahead of the crucial Eurogroup meeting that will discuss the end of the Greek programme on Thursday, Eurogroup President Mario Centeno appeared optimistic that this will end with a debt relief package that will restore sustainability and mark a new stage for the Greek economy.
“Today is the perfect day to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Eurogroup. We have a very important day with an ambitious agenda ahead of us and I think that we can take a leap forward in the progress of this agenda, that we have been working alot [on] in the last month.
“Let me start with Greece. We just got information that Greece complied with all 88 prior actions of the fourth review; this is really remarkable and it shows a great commitment by the Greek authorities to the success of the programme.
“We will deliver today, in the Eurogroup, I am optimistic in that sense, and we will find a debt relief package that will promote sustainability [of] the Greek debt in the future. We can be reassured that today, this will mark a new stage to the Greek economy,” Centeno said.