Trust in the Greek government has yet to return after months of wrangling to secure a third bailout deal for the debt-struck country, the head of the Eurogroup of finance ministers said Saturday.
"In the last half year with the Syriza government, trust has gone away completely…So what we need now is a serious government which is implementing (reforms) seriously and that will bring back trust and I think that's the key issue…trust, consumers, producers, investors trust that's key," Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem,told CNBC on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Ankara, Turkey.
Dijsselbloem, was a key figure in negotiating Greece's 86 billion euros ($95.2 billion) bailout in return for the country implementing reforms. The Dutch politician also had a number of clashes with Greece's leftist Syriza government and in particular, the firebrand ex-finance minister Yanis Varoufakis.
The debt saga saw a breakdown in relations between Greece and many of the negotiators, including Dijsselbloem, who said that trust has still not returned.
The Eurogroup president said that the Syriza government wanted to reject "the whole fundamentals of the euro zone" which was not acceptable.