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Finance ministers from 19-country eurozone to meet on eve of EU summit to discuss Greece

  • The Finance Minister of Greece, Yanis Varoufakis, right, arrives for a joint press conference with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble as part of a meeting in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    The Finance Minister of Greece, Yanis Varoufakis, right, arrives for a joint press conference with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble as part of a meeting in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)  (The Associated Press)

  • The Finance Minister of Greece, Yanis Varoufakis, gestures during a joint press conference with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble as part of a meeting in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    The Finance Minister of Greece, Yanis Varoufakis, gestures during a joint press conference with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble as part of a meeting in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)  (The Associated Press)

  • Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and leader of the Syriza left-wing party addresses his party members of parliament in Athens, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015.  Greece's new finance minister failed to convince his skeptical German counterpart to immediately back a new approach on Greece's debt as the two met for the first time since the anti-bailout Syriza swept to power in Athens. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris )

    Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and leader of the Syriza left-wing party addresses his party members of parliament in Athens, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. Greece's new finance minister failed to convince his skeptical German counterpart to immediately back a new approach on Greece's debt as the two met for the first time since the anti-bailout Syriza swept to power in Athens. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris )  (The Associated Press)

The finance ministers of the 19-country eurozone are to meet at a special meeting Wednesday to discuss Greece's debts, on the eve of a summit of European Union leaders.

Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the head of the so-called eurogroup, said Friday that the meeting will center on Greece, which is back in the spotlight after the anti-bailout Syriza swept to power less than two weeks ago.

Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has just completed a whistle-stop tour of European capitals as he attempts to forge a new strategy over Greece's debt.

The meeting takes place a day before the leaders' summit which will involve Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for the first time.

Unscheduled eurogroup meetings were commonplace at the height of Europe's debt crisis a few years ago.