All eyes were on Yanis Varoufakis, the new Greek finance minister (Photo: Council of European Union)

Eurogroup, Greece fail to agree on bailout extension

A first meeting between the new Greek finance minister and his eurozone peers ended on Wednesday (11 February) without a joint statement, as Athens is still refusing to accept an extension of its bailout programme.

The seven-hour long talks were praised for "covering a lot of ground" and for allowing Greece’s Yanis Varoufakis to make his case ahead of a regular Eurogroup meeting next Monday, Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem told press.

"For some, an extension of the bailout pro...

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