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EU summit overshadowed by Greece


EU heads of government are in Brussels for a summit that is likely to be overshadowed by Greece’s economic troubles.

Having survived a vote of confidence, leaders will be pushing Greek prime minister George Papandreou for a commitment to painful economic reforms.

EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has said that Greece can expect help from the EU if it tackles its financial problems.

But there are fresh doubts that Germany, the bloc’s biggest paymaster, will support a second bailout.

Athens needs a further injection of funds by mid-July to stave off bankrupcy.

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