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Brussels, 23 April 2010
Joint statement by European Commission, European Central Bank and Presidency of the Eurogroup on Greece
The President of the Eurogroup, the European Commission and the ECB take note of the request by the Greek government to activate the financial support mechanism. The Euro area Member States will decide upon the activation of this mechanism, in accordance with the statements by the Heads of State and Government of 25 March 2010 and the follow-up statement by the Eurogroup of 11 April 2010. The support will be based on the programme that is currently being prepared by the Commission, the ECB and the IMF together with the Greek authorities.