Yanis Varoufakis
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Greece bailout talks: Finance minister 'hopes for white smoke'

Finance ministers from the eurozone have gathered in Brussels for another round of crucial talks over Greece's international bailout,

Germany has rejected a Greek offer to accept some austerity measures in return for a six-month loan extension, insisting that Athens sticks to its promised reforms and budget cuts.

Greece wants the conditions of its €240bn (£178bn) bailout restructured.

Arriving for the Eurogroup meeting, Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said he hoped for the positive sign of "white smoke" in conclusion.

  • 20 Feb 2015
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