Dijsselbloem casts doubt over Greek "optimism"
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the head of the Eurogroup, has made it clear that Greece and its creditors are not close to reaching any sort of decision to fix the cash-strapped country.
Reuters is reporting that Greece is rapidly running out of cash but its creditors are unwilling to release any more funds to support it until Athens agrees to reforms that they believe are essential if it is to balance its budget and stabilise its debt.
Jeroen Dijsselbloem said in a televised interview with Dutch RTL Nieuws that it was not certain whether Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras would meet the French and German leaders in Brussels on Wednesday.
"I've heard a lot of optimism from the Greek side, and it's an underestimation of the complexity of what's being asked of them," Dijsselbloem said.
He later added: "We're not even in agreement about what still has to happen before the end of this month."
As president of the Eurogroup, Dijsselbloem represents the finance ministers of the countries that use the euro.