Bailouts still key issue as eurozone finance ministers meet
VILNIUS (AFP) - Eurozone finance ministers meet in calmer times on Friday but still need to ensure bailed-out member states meet their targets amid growing speculation some will need more help to get back on track.
The informal talks are overshadowed by upcoming elections in Germany, the 17-nation bloc's paymaster and most powerful economy where the prospect of any more taxpayer funded rescues is hugely unpopular.
"We are going to listen to all the countries that have been bailed out," to review progress and consider the next steps, a European government source said.
Twice-bailed out Greece is in focus given widespread acceptance it needs a once taboo third rescue, probably for 10 billion euros (S$16.8 billion), to bolster its finances.