ATHENS, Greece – Greece's new radical left government and its European creditors are heading into new talks on the country's stuttering bailout program, but expectations are low.
Asked if he expects a solution at Monday's meeting in Brussels, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said that what he's heard of weekend technical-level discussions makes him "very skeptical."
A Greek government official said Sunday the talks with finance ministers from the other 18 euro countries will be tough, and may not result in a decision.
The official said efforts to win over European creditors to Greece's anti-austerity drive would be an "endurance course."
But time is running out. No deal by Feb. 28, when Greece was supposed to conclude a review of its bailout with Europeans, could leave its banks without access to affordable funding.