Eurozone leaders, Greece agree to implement deal quickly

Eurozone leaders and Greece agreed to accelerate the implementation of a Feb. 20 agreement to extend the country΄s bailout program, French President Francois Hollande said after a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday.

Mr. Hollande said the participants, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, agreed that Greece should present a list of reforms it wants to pursue as part of the bailout program as soon as possible. But he gave no indication of when the Eurozone would release financing pledged to the cash-strapped Greek government.

“There has been too much time lost between Feb. 20 and today,” Mr. Hollande told reporters.

“There was a will also indicated that, when there is all the information and when all the reforms have been effectively presented and evaluated, to call a meeting of the Eurogroup as soon as possible,” Mr. Hollande said, referring to group of eurozone finance ministers.