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Two reasons I can think of:

  1. The Ueberklass wanted direct access to meetings of ministers without the inconvenience of having to disclose what was going on.
  2. The EU wanted the bureaucratic version of a BS grinder, a machine that looks and sounds impressive but can't actually do anything.

#2 is what we're seeing, although I'd be shocked to learn #1 didn't happen prior to the Eurogroup setting out.  The Greeks were expecting an informal body; they got the Trans Europa Fail Train.  I consider that alone preclusive evidence the EU and the troika never intended good faith negotiations.
by rifek on Mon Jun 29th, 2015 at 11:37:04 PM EST
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