What they said
“What do we want? For Greece to stay in the euro. To get there, Greece must make serious, credible proposals. We are waiting for them and they have already been announced, they must be fleshed out now. It’s the issue for tonight.
The onus is on Greece to make some proposals. It’s up to Europe to show solidarity by giving them a medium-term outlook, with immediate aid.
We are not going to speak about Greece every three months. Finally we need speed. It’s this week that the decisions have to be taken.”
— French President Francois Hollande
“I’m very cheerless about this summit and about the fact whether Greece wants to come with proposals at all. It seems they have put the old proposals on the table again, if we can believe the reports. The only solution is for Greece to make far reaching reforms and implement difficult measures. The fate of Greece in the euro and the responsibility is in Athens, not here. The Greek government is taking a large risk with the interests of the Greek people.
I’m here to keep up the integrity, the cohesion and the underlying principles of the monetary union. It’s up to the Greek government to come with far reaching proposals, if they don’t I think it will be over soon. The fact is: if the Greeks don’t come up with far reaching proposals, are prepared to implement difficult measures, we won’t be able to help them. Then the responsibility will be with the Greek government.”
— Dutch PM Mark Rutte