THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The Greek referendum has made discussions with its creditors more difficult, Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem told reporters on Monday, but he expressed hope that the process could be saved.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank's Governing Council will discuss the provision of emergency funding to Greece's banks in a telephone conference call later on Monday afternoon, two people with direct knowledge of the issue said on Monday.
Pharmaceutical companies said on Monday they would continue to supply medicines to Greece for now, despite increased financial uncertainty after Greeks rejected the terms of a rescue package from creditors in a referendum. The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (Efpia), representing 40 drug companies, said it stood by a commitment made last week to ensure supplies continued for the coming month. Efpia warned last week, however, that shortages could still emerge on the ground, given the fragmented nature of the Greek supply chain, adding this could be exacerbated if drugs were re-exported.