Senior eurozone officials to meet on Greece

2015-07-05 20:34
(Aris Messinis, AFP)

(Aris Messinis, AFP)

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Brussels - Senior eurozone officials will hold talks on Monday on the result of Greece's bailout referendum, a European source told AFP, as early results suggested a "No" vote might prevail.

The meeting will involve the Euro Working Group, which comprises top treasury officials who prepare meetings for the Eurogroup of finance ministers from the 19-country currency union, the source said on condition of anonymity on Sunday.

After failing to reach a deal with the Eurogroup last weekend on an extension of its bailout programme Greece's radical leftist government closed the country's banks, imposed capital controls until July 6 and defaulted on a huge IMF payment.

Eurozone finance ministers said when they met on Wednesday that there were "no grounds" for any more discussions on Greece's debt crisis until after Sunday's referendum, in which the Greek government urged a "No vote".

Outspoken Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has promised that Athens will quickly reach a deal with its creditors after the vote.

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