BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the chairman of the euro zone finance ministers, said Greece could start receiving some emergency funding if it starts reforms agreed with its creditors but warned that a referendum could delay disbursement.
"It could be that we cut the remaining implementation process in parts and let the disbursements follow that in parts," Dijsselbloem told a news conference.
"It is course vital that we not only get an agreement on paper but that implementation starts. Presumably if you have a referendum you will not start implementing before you have done it and then it doesn't seem to make sense."
(Reporting by Robin Emmott and Alastair Macdonald)