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Last tango for Eurogroup chief Dijsselbloem

Brussels - Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who steps down as chair of the Eurogroup on Monday, rose from obscurity to become an unflappable dealmaker who helped guide Europe through the worst of the Greek debt crisis.

Eurogroup chief regrets drinks remarks but won't quit

Brussels - Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Wednesday expressed "regret" over his comments that southern European countries blew their money on "drinks and women" but rejected calls to resign.

Dijsselbloem 'mail bomb target', says spokesman

Den Haag - Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem was targeted by a mail bomb which had been "intercepted," his spokesman said Tuesday, a day after Greek police found eight "suspect" packages addressed to European officials.

New Eurogroup Greece meeting within next two weeks: Dijsselbloem

Paris - Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Wednesday said the next Eurogroup meeting of eurozone finance ministers to discuss debt-crippled Greece could take place within the next two weeks."I don't have a deadline.

Migrant crisis 'may derail' EU budgets: Dijsselbloem

Den Haag - Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Monday the fallout from the refugee crisis should be considered when assessing some members' budgets, adding it had already had a major impact on debt-ridden Greece.

Greece talks 'difficult', 'major issue of trust': Dijsselbloem

Brussels - Talks between eurozone finance ministers on Greece's last-ditch bailout request will be "quite difficult" given the crucial need to rebuild trust with Athens, Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Saturday."We are not there yet.

Greek situation 'deteriorating': Dijsselbloem

Den Haag - Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem warned Thursday that Greece's financial situation is deteriorating, saying a 'No' vote in Sunday's crunch referendum would question whether Athens still had a place within the eurozone.

Greek talks 'very good', to resume in a few days: Dijsselbloem

Brussels - Crunch bailout talks between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker went well and further discussions will be held soon, Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Thursday.

Eurogroup head gives Greece until 'this week' to ask for bailout extension

Brussels - Eurozone ministers handed Greece an ultimatum Monday to request an extension to its hated debt bailout programme, deepening a bitter stand-off that risks seeing Athens tumble out of the eurozone.

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