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eurozone finance ministers are meeting today to consider the slow progress that's been made in negotiations with grease on a cash for reforms deal on the eve of a vague i. m. f. payment the creases do tonight i'm paul taylor roaches european affairs editor in brussels , they won't be able to sign off on any agreement today i that's for sure they may agree to note that some progress has been made and they may be able to say that %HESITATION agreement is possible this month possibly , the key sticking points which are about reforms , painful and %HESITATION %HESITATION particularly for greece's leftist government of pensions , of labor markets and of the budget those reforms remain are to be agreed and greece is so far resisting of the demands of its creditors on all three fronts , i think that %HESITATION , european finance ministers generally want to keep grease in the eurozone i'm they want to stress the positive at this point in trying to coax prime minister alexis tsipras , into our cutting through art in greek her tragedy was called the goalie and not , making some concessions , if he does that then they will be willing to meet him half way but he's got to move first they're not going to blink