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Juncker Sees ‘Good Chances’ of Greek Deal, Seeks Bridge t

November 20, 2012

European finance ministers have “good” chances of clinching a deal on Greece’s financing and are determined to keep the International Monetary Fund involved in the program, Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker said.

“There are good chances that we will come to a conclusive mutual solution, but I can’t be entirely sure,” Juncker told reporters before chairing a meeting of euro-area finance ministers in Brussels today. “It’s clear that Greece has delivered.”

Asked whether an accord is likely with the IMF on Greece’s debt sustainability, Juncker said the euro ministers are exploring “a sufficient number of bridge-building elements” to satisfy the IMF.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: James G. Neuger at jneuger@bloomberg.net


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