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RIGA, Latvia – Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the eurozone's top official, said "time is running out" for Greece to reach a deal with bailout creditors.
Heading into discussions with his colleagues in the 19-country eurozone, Dijsselbloem says there's a "great sense of urgency" from all sides to get a deal done. However, he dashed any expectations that one would be secured at the meeting in the Latvian capital of Riga.
He said Friday that it's particularly important for Athens that a deal is secured soon so the country can get the financial support it needs "to make sure there's enough money available to keep the government running."
Greece had an end-of-April date to agree to more reforms in exchange for rescue money its creditors had set aside. Without the money, Greece faces potential bankruptcy.