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EC: Time-frame for agreement all of next EuroGroup meetings

Meetings ongoing on staff level

The European Commission spokesperson for Economic Affairs, Annika Breidthardt said supplementary meetings were being held before the March 20 EuroGroup meeting with the aim of achieving a staff level agreement as soon as possible. The spokesperson stressed that an agreement at the staff level was possible between the Greek authorities and its lenders. Commenting on whether the upcoming March 20 EuroGroup meeting was “as soon as possible”, Mrs. Breidthardt left the exact time frame open saying the “staff level agreement should be achieved at the next EuroGroups”. “Following the mission of the institutions to Greece last week, deliberations are ongoing within the framework of the second review”, the spokesperson said.