Denmark, France and the Netherlands are postponing the start of the formal accession negotiations to the European Union of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and Albania, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said after a General Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg on Tuesday.
Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias is due to visit Luxembourg for two days, in order to participate in the EU Foreign Affairs Council and the General Affairs Council on Monday and Tuesday.
"This is an exceptional, a historic moment," European Finance Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said in Luxembourg early on Friday, at a press conference hailing Eurogroup agreement on Greece's adjustment program following a marathon session.
The Greek debt is sustainable going forward, Eurogroup President Mario Centeno said at a press conference following the group's marathon meeting in Luxembourg that began on Thursday afternoon and ended early on Friday.
The Eurogroup ministers reached an agreement in principle on the size of the last loan tranche to Greece and debt relief measure, early on Friday morning, according to a Eurozone source in Luxembourg.
Investors in the domestic electronic secondary bond market were cautiously optimistic on Thursday ahead of a crucial Eurogroup meeting in Luxembourg.
Alternate Economy and Development Minister Alexis Charitsis will represent Greece at the meeting of the EU's General Affairs Council on cohesion, taking place in Luxembourg on Thursday.
"Eurobank is planning careful steps to further strengthen its activities with the aim to more than double the contribution of its international network to the group's profitability", the bank's deputy CEO Stavros Ioannou stated on Tuesday.