Greek talks to be 'intensified': Eurogroup head

AFP


Bailout talks between Greece and its eurozone creditors will intensify but there is no certainty of a deal by April, Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Monday.

Differences remain wide on unlocking the latest tranche of cash for Athens from its 86-billion-euro bailout agreed in 2015.

"A lot of work has been done and progress made, but still some issues remain," Dijsselbloem said after discussions with the eurozone's 19 finance ministers.

"We have agreed that talks will continue intensified in the coming days here in Brussels focusing on the key outstanding topics which I hope are limited," added Dijsselbloem, who is also Dutch finance minister.