Dijsselbloem: Not a single euro until the agreement starts being implemented

Dijsselbloem: Not a single euro until the agreement starts being implemented

Athens, March 10, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

The technical echelons of “Institutions” will go to audit in Athens – Two precious weeks have been lost – Moskovisi: It is necessary to accelerate the process of reforms – We agreed that there is no more time to be lost, stressed the head of the Eurogroup after the meeting.

The technical echelons of “Institutions” will go to Athens to audit, stressed after the meeting of the Eurogroup its Head, Jeroen Dijsselbloem.

The cooperation begins Wednesday in Brussels, Dijsselbloem said and added that technical echelons will go to Athens, to have a better look at the figures.

We agreed that there is no time to be lost, said the head of the Eurogroup after the meeting, and noted that there is already a good cooperation between the institutions.

Moreover, he said that there can be no unilateral actions, only what has been agreed in recent meetings.

On his part, the French Commissioner for monetary policy Pierre Moskovisi stressed the necessity to accelerate the process of reforms to be implemented. It is necessary to see concrete and effective decisions, he said.

He estimated that the way to extend the program has opened.

“There will be technical procedures in consultation with the institutions and the process will not be easy, it is necessary to have good cooperation and we will do our best”, concluded the French Commissioner.

Answering questions from journalists, the Dutch head of the Eurogroup made it clear that we must remain within the budgetary targets, clarifying that “we cannot speak for disbursement without an implementation of the agreed”. “I would be open to give a few installments as the implementation proceeds”, Dijsselbloem added.

He claimed that two weeks have already been lost and that discussion as to “who leads whom and where would be a huge waste of time”. In another related question relating to the previous statement he said: “I do not know why we lost two weeks I had the impression that the decision was clear”.

Dijsselbloem also repeated that “some of the institutions should be present in Athens, as was always the case; we must have a look at the numbers and have a continuous exchange of information; practically, it is the only way to go”.

He also said that in the Eurogroup: “We did not talk about the financing needs of Greece”, adding that “if there is a pressure then this may help to move the process for the implementation of reforms”, sending the message again that “we will not proceed with disbursements without seeing implimentations”.