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“Europe will do its usual trick,” said Varoufakis. “It will pull a good agreement, or an honourable agreement, out of an impasse.”He added that he had “no doubt that there will be an agreement in the end”.Yet the Eurogroup is constrained legally and politically from striking a deal on Greece’s terms. The rules of the eurozone’s lending funds require loans to come attached with conditions, while the European Central Bank’s own lending rules differ according to whether a country is in a programme or not.Several of the finance ministers would need the approval of their national parliaments to modify the terms of Greece’s programme. Others fear that making concessions to Greece would strengthen the hand of anti-austerity parties domestically. A meeting of eurozone finance ministers descended into an ugly stand-off tonight (16 February) between Greece and its eurozone creditors.Jeroen Dijsselboem, the finance minister of the Netherlands, who chairs meetings of the Eurogroup, issued Greece’s anti-bail-out government with an ultimatum: request an extension of the existing bail-out or exit the current bail-out at the end of the month without any financial assistance from the eurozone.That could present a major problem for Greece, whose revenues have shrunk dramatically following the victory of Syriza, an anti-austerity party, in January’s general elections. During a tour of European capitals, Tsipras and Varoufakis have garnered some expressions of sympathy, but no support for their demands.Much of that sympathy was lost last week when eurozone finance ministers convened in Brussels for an emergency meeting of the Eurogroup on Wednesday (11 February). Over five hours they negotiated a statement with Varoufakis, only for Tsipras to reject it because it included a reference to extending the existing bail-out memorandum while the two sides negotiate.“The memorandum no longer exists,” declared Tsipras in Brussels on Thursday (12 February). Yet in a meeting with Dijsselbloem he agreed that experts representing creditors and Greece should meet to present their respective programmes and find points of agreement.The conclusions of those discussions, which took place on Friday and Saturday (13 and 14 February) left the Eurogroup with a “slight sense of disappointment”, according to Dijsselbloem. He said that members had hoped that claims by Varoufakis that Syriza could agree with 70% of the reforms and conditions included in the bail-out memorandum would be substantiated, but they were not.Realising that no agreement on the substance of the programme would be possible before it expires at the end of the month, Greece’s creditors swiftly concluded today (16 February) that Greece should request an extension of the current programme.Such an extension, said Dijsselbloem, would be conditional on Greece committing itself, among other things, to maintaining reforms introduced as a a consequence of the bail-outs and giving an assurance that it intended to complete the programme. In exchange, the Eurogroup promised to accord Greece greater “flexibility”. Varoufakis’s interpretation of the situation was quite different. Speaking after the Eurogroup, he evoked an agreement between Dijsselbloem and Tsipras from Thursday that promised to explore common ground for a “new contract”, describing it as a “genuine breakthrough”.In line with that agreement, he said that Greece was on the point of signing up to a “loan extension” on the basis of a proposal presented to him by Moscovici, only for Dijsselbloem to present a different statement – one that was identical to the one rejected by Greece last Wednesday.It was impossible for Greece’s government to sign that agreement because “[Syriza] was elected to challenge the philosophy of the programne”. Extending it would be “absolutely incongruous” or an “act of subterfuge”. He also criticised Dijsselbloem for offering “flexibility” without specifying what measures it entailed.By contrast, he said, Greece could sign an agreement on the basis of the statement presented by Moscovici. In addition, the Greek government, said Varoufakis, would commit itself to honouring its debt and freezing its electoral programme, on condition that it did not have to implement any additional “recessionary measures”.EU officials insisted that Dijsselbloem’s statement was based on Moscovici’s and that any differences were only “minor”.Speaking to journalists afterwards, Varoufakis was at pains to insist that he was not playing games. He spoke of the government’s “infinite goodwill” and described the Eurogroup as having been conducted in a “collegial spirit”. Indeed, some fear that such a situation could force Greece out of the eurozone. Yet none of the members of the Eurogroup came to Greece’s defence.Following the meeting, the two sides swapped thinly-veiled accusations. Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, accused Dijsselbloem of reneging on an agreement struck on Thursday (12 February) with Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister, and suggested that Dijsselbloem has overruled a more conciliatory European Commission.Dijsselboem retorted that the Eurogroup had lost faith in the Greek government, while sources suggested that the Greek delegation was badly prepared, erratic and rambling.Pierre Moscovici, the European commissioner for economic and financial affairs, described the Greek government’s concerns as “phraseology” and pleaded for all sides to be “logical not ideological”.Chronicle of a deadlock foretoldSyriza, which leads Greece’s governing coalition, was elected on 25 January on the back of promises to tear up the bail-out memorandum and cut Greece’s debt-load of almost €320 billion, most of which is owed to other eurozone governments.