Eurogroup meeting: extracts from the joint press conference by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the Eurogroup, and Olli Rehn
On 15 March 2010, the Ministers for Finance of the 16 countries of the Eurogroup, met in Brussels for their monthly talks on the economic situation of the euro area.
Among other issues, they discussed the timetable for the withdrawal of stimulus measures, implemented in the past two years, to soften the impact of the economic and financial crisis.
They also assessed the measures announced by Greece for meeting the criteria of the Stability and Growth Pact.
Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance of Luxembourg, and President of the Eurogroup, arriving at the meeting, told journalists that euro area countries will discuss ways to help Greece overcome its debt problems, although the country probably won't need financial help.
And he held a joint press conference after the Eurogroup meeting with Olli Rehn, Member of the EC in charge of Economic and Monetary Affairs.