Eurozone finance ministers, the International Monetary Fund and the Greek government failed to agree at talks on a release of further bailout funds for Athens and reached no deal on further offers of debt relief for Greece, EU officials said.

Greece needs new cash from the eurozone to avoid a default in July when it has to repay some €7.3 billion worth of maturing loans.

To get the money, the Greek parliament approved pension cuts and tax hikes last Thursday.

However, ministers concluded that Athens still had to take some further measures.

"I think we are very close to that agreement, but tonight we were unable to close a possible gap between what could be done and what some of us had expected should be done or could be done," Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem told a news conference.