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Remarks by Jeroen Dijsselbloem after the Eurogroup meeting of 5 May 2014

image-05/06/2014 - 14:02Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who chairs meetings of euro zone finance ministers, gave his remarks after the Eurogroup meeting.

"We first welcomed the Portuguese decision to successfully exit their programme. Further, we discussed the Greek programme and started talks on their growth strategy. We made very good progress on the ESM direct recapitalisation instrument. We took stock of progress of the ECB Comprehensive Assessment of the banks. Then the Commission presented its spring forecast and w took stock of the economic situation in the Eurozone. Fnally we discussed the in-depth reviews of a selected group of Member States and the updated draft budgetay plans of Germany and Austria."

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