Varoufakis: Greece Needs Deal by April 24

Greece must reach an outline funding agreement with its lenders at a meeting of euro zone finance ministers on April 24, its finance minister told a Greek newspaper on Monday.

“At the Eurogroup (meeting) of April 24 there must be a preliminary conclusion (of the talks), as per the Eurogroup accord on Feb. 20,” Yanis Varoufakis told daily Naftemporiki.

Greece offered a new package of reforms last week in the hope of unlocking remaining funds from its bailout programme, but its EU and IMF lenders have yet to sign up to the proposals.