The result of the Greek July 5 referendum is “very regrettable for the future of Greece,” Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem said after reports that more than 60 per cent in that country had voted “no” in the referendum.
Dijsselbloem said that he took note of the outcome of the referendum, adding that for recovery of the Greek economy, difficult measures and reforms are inevitable.
“We will now wait for the initiatives of the Greek authorities. The Eurogroup will discuss the state of play on Tuesday 7 July,” Dijsselbloem said.
A separate statement by European Council President Donald Tusk said that there would be a special Euro Summit on July 7 at 6pm on the situation after the referendum in Greece.
On Twitter, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said, “Painful days for all those that believe in a United Europe”.