Saturday 20 January 2018

Greek bailout talks break down

Demonstrators in front of the parliament in Athens support the new government's push for a better deal on debt. (AP)
Demonstrators in front of the parliament in Athens support the new government's push for a better deal on debt. (AP)

A meeting of eurozone finance ministers to discuss Greece's financial bailout has broken down amid signs that the discussions ended in discord.

Hopes for a deal 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 said was an "irrational and unacceptable" demand from its euro partners at the start of discussions in Brussels.

A Greek government official said the proposals were a "radical departure" from what was previously discussed.

Press Association

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