Eurogroup will decide in March whether it will return the first tranche of 600 million euros to Greece, of the profits ECB has made on Greek bond holdings, according to a senior Eurozone official who briefed press spokespersons on Thursday in Brussels.

According to the same official, the country’s second assessment by the institutions, in the context of post-memorandum enhanced surveillance, is under way, with technical preparations actually taking place in Athens. On January 21, the heads of institutions will come to Athens in order to assess the situation and present the “first” oral briefing at the Euroworking Group which will meet late January.