His comments were echoed by other finance ministers. Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch finance minister who chairs the committee of eurozone finance ministers, said the Greek government had ended any hopes of a negotiated deal.
“It has closed the door on further talks while the door was still open, in my mind.” German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said the negotiations had clearly ended and there were “no grounds for further discussions.”
The decision to call a snap referendum prompted concern but no panic in Greece yesterday. There were queues at some supermarkets and ATMs.