Greek and eurozone officials have failed to reach an agreement over Greece’s debt crisis, though both sides said there was still hope for a deal.

Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem said seven hours of talks in Brussels had been “constructive”.

But they ended without a joint statement to outline procedural steps ahead of further talks next Monday.

Greece says its bailout deal with the EU is punitive and must end. The EU has warned Greece to abide by the deal.

Greece’s government, led by the radical left-wing Syriza party, says the conditions of the €240bn (£182bn; $272bn) bailout have impoverished Greece.

It was elected on a promise to end the bailout and ease the austerity measures that have accompanied it.

The government has proposed to overhaul 30% of its bailout obligations, replacing them with a 10-point plan of reforms.

However, Greece’s creditors in the EU, led by Germany, have insisted that the terms of the bailout cannot be altered.

via BBC News – Greece bailout talks: No agreement in Brussels.

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