European Union/Euro Area/Greece
The French President welcomes the agreement reached this evening in the Eurogroup. The Euro Area countries’ finance ministers validated the three-year programme of support for Greece, which had been negotiated with the institutions.
It proves that Europe is capable of moving forward on the basis of the principles of solidarity and responsibility. It is also a successful outcome for Greece, which has made the efforts expected of it by voting through this third programme this morning.
This decision is going to allow Greece, within the Euro Area, to return to growth, investment and stability.
The programme approved today translates into action the agreement reached by the heads of state and government on 13 July 2015, in which France played a major role with Germany.