At a press conference on 24 March 2010 in Brussels, Olli Rehn, Member of the EC in charge of Economic and Monetary Affairs, made a statement on Greece. He said that the Commission encourages the euro area Member States to take a political decision on a mechanism to ensure financial stability in the euro area as a whole. He added that the Commission is ready to put in place such a European framework for coordinated and conditional assistance which could be used if needed and if requested.
EU Heads of State or Government will hold a two-day summit in Brussels on 25-26 March 2010, amid divisions about whether to give Greece money or send the country to the International Monetary Fund. SHOTLIST