Greek government's majority in question, says labor minister

TAGS: Politics, Euro

The strength of the Greek government's majority is in question and no-one can blame lawmakers who won't agree to the terms of a cash-for-reforms deal with the country's creditors, Labor Minister Panos Skourletis said on Monday.

Eurozone leaders argued late into the night with near-bankrupt Greece at an emergency summit, demanding that Athens enact key reforms this week to restore trust before they will open talks on a financial rescue.

"Right now there is an issue of a governmental majority (in parliament)," Skourletis told state TV ERT. "I cannot easily blame anyone who cannot say 'yes' to this deal."

"We aren't trying to make this deal look better, and we are saying it clearly: this deal is not us," he added.