EUR: the Eurogroup schedule
The Eurogroup members will start their meeting after 14:30 GMT today. There should be a press conference by Jeroen Dijsselbloem, President of the Eurogroup, Pierre Moscovici, Member of the EC in charge of Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, and Klaus Regling, Managing Director of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). However, the exact time of the press conference isn’t set up yet (around 19:00 GMT).
The odds are that the euro area’s finance won’t make a decision on the Greek debt question today. In this case the focus will shift on tomorrow’s EU Economic Summit and the Eurogroup’s previously scheduled meeting on February 16. According to Dijsselbloem, this would be Greece’s last chance to apply for a bailout extension, because some euro zone countries would need to consult their parliaments to give their permission.