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Germany rejects talk of Greece bailout renegotiation

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Germany rejects talk of Greece bailout renegotiation


Germany says the terms of Greece’s 130 billion euro bailout should remain non-negotiable.

The comments come after the anti-bailout Syriza party as well as election winners New Democracy pledged to re-arrange aspects of the EU-IMF rescue fund.

While Syriza claimed it would reject the bailout, New Democracy said Spain’s recent cash-call had offered an opportunity to renegotiate parts of the original deal.

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle says Greece now has to make up for election delays.

“It is obvious that we lost time during the electoral campaign. Because of that, it is even more urgent now to build a government quickly,” said Westerwelle.

But some analysts think Berlin may still back some concessions after a successful vote in Greece that, for now, helps to contain the eurozone crisis.

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