European leaders started an informal meeting on the Greek debt issue late Thursday with uncertainties showed by officials.
The meeting, aiming at solving the Greek financial problem, groups Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, European Council President Donald Tusk, Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Talking about possible achievement of this meeting, Tusk said at a press conference that “most important thing is his (Tsipras) intentions, not ours.”
Merkel also showed similar perspective when she attended the summit, saying “do not expect a solution.”
Greece is running out of money after being shut out of international financing markets since 2010, with no international aid since August and no prospect of any funding at least until April under the Eurogroup deal struck on Feb. 20 this year.
Greek officials sought to reassure creditors that the country would meet all its financial obligations, but acknowledged its liquidity situation was deteriorating. Enditem