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War of wording snarls Greek debt talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Resolving the crisis over European financial support for Greece may come down to creativity with words if an initial failure to craft a compromise is any guide – whatever real political differences remain.

A row over wording thwarted a joint statement by the Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers on Wednesday night covering steps to be taken for keeping the country afloat and possibly restructuring its debt.

Feb 12, 2015

Greek PM Tsipras in Brussels as clock ticks on EU bailout

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Greece’s radical new prime minister Alexis Tsipras was in Brussels on Thursday to lay out his case for more financial help to fellow EU leaders following finance ministers’ failure to narrow differences overnight.

The summit chairman, conservative former Polish premier Donald Tusk, confessed to anxiety about Greece after the newly elected left-wing government, riding a wave of anti-austerity sentiment, refused to sign up to any extension of a deeply unpopular bailout package that expires in just two weeks.

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      "Editor for political and general news across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In 21 years with Reuters, have reported widely on conflict, elections, society, economics, culture and sport from postings in Paris, Moscow, Berlin, London, Baghdad and Jerusalem."
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