Greece rejected what it says was an "irrational and unacceptable" demand
(BRUSSELS) — A meeting of eurozone finance ministers to discuss Greece’s financial bailout has broken down amid signs the discussions ended in discord.
Hopes for a deal at Monday’s meeting took a hit after some finance ministers, including Germany’s Wolfgang Schaeuble, raised concerns over the new Greek government’s negotiating tactics and demands.
The gathering broke up after Greece rejected what it says was an “irrational and unacceptable” demand from its euro partners at the start of discussions in Brussels. A Greek government official, who spoke only on condition of anonymity, said the proposals were a “radical departure” from what was previously discussed. The official did not elaborate.
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the head of the so-called eurogroup, will comment in a press briefing shortly.