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Eurozone officials seek Greek debt deal

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By Euronews
Eurozone officials seek Greek debt deal

<p>Eurozone finance ministers want to clinch an interim debt deal with Greece on Wednesday.</p> <p>Athens wants to strike an agreement on stop gap financing that would last until September. </p> <p>EU officials refuse to counter the possibility that the country could leave the single currency.</p> <p>“Grexit is not his (Juncker’s) scenario, he has spent 3 years of his life as Eurogroup chief to ensure that Greece will not leave the eurozone, and that Greece will not be kicked-out of the eurozone, and now that the overall situation is calmer, there is no reason to consider such scenario,” said a Commission spokeswoman.</p> <p>Syriza, led by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, won power in Greece last month on a promise to end austerity and lighten the country’s debt load.</p> <p>But Germany, for one, has insisted that it must stick to commitments made under the previous government.</p>