Europe

Eurozone tries to avoid another Greek crisis

  • Tourists rest and take photographs at Mouses' hill in front of the ancient Acropolis hill as state guards called a 24-hour strike over a pay and contract dispute with the government in Athens, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Monday's protest was not directly related to Greece's bailout measures, but the country's left-wing government is under renewed international pressure to limit spending and agree with lenders on new austerity measures and reforms. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Tourists rest and take photographs at Mouses' hill in front of the ancient Acropolis hill as state guards called a 24-hour strike over a pay and contract dispute with the government in Athens, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Monday's protest was not directly related to Greece's bailout measures, but the country's left-wing government is under renewed international pressure to limit spending and agree with lenders on new austerity measures and reforms. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • A man checks bags at a kiosk behind a Greek and an European Union flag at a market area in Athens, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Greece remains dependent on bailout loans from its partners in the eurozone to pay its debts and protect it from bankruptcy and a potential exit from the euro.(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    A man checks bags at a kiosk behind a Greek and an European Union flag at a market area in Athens, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Greece remains dependent on bailout loans from its partners in the eurozone to pay its debts and protect it from bankruptcy and a potential exit from the euro.(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • A street vendor carries baskets as other pedestrians walk at a market area in Athens, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Greece remains dependent on bailout loans from its partners in the eurozone to pay its debts and protect it from bankruptcy and a potential exit from the euro. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    A street vendor carries baskets as other pedestrians walk at a market area in Athens, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Greece remains dependent on bailout loans from its partners in the eurozone to pay its debts and protect it from bankruptcy and a potential exit from the euro. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

The eurozone's 19 finance ministers will try to defuse the risk of another Greek crisis when they meet later in Brussels.

Greece remains dependent on bailout loans from its partners in the eurozone to pay its debts. Without them, it faces bankruptcy and a potential exit from the euro.

But the release of those loans depends on Greece meeting the terms of its 2015 bailout agreement. There are disagreements on those terms, notably on how tough Greece's budget targets should be.

At Monday's meeting, Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos will try to convince his peers that bailout inspectors should return to Athens to conclude the latest assessment, which would allow the release of bailout funds.