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EU’s Tusk pushes for Greek debt deal ‘very soon’

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European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday urged the eurozone to swiftly close talks on fresh reform measures from debt-hit Greece, saying it would help global economic stability.

“I urge finance ministers to reach an agreement very soon,” Tusk told reporters as he entered talks in Brussels with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.

“And I hope that by the end of May when we meet at the G7 summit the implementation of Greece’s program is positively assessed. I want to encourage all the ministers and institutions to redouble their efforts in finalizing the review.

“We need to make sure that Europe contributes to stability rather than global instability. We should do all in our power to dispel uncertainties,” Tusk added.

“There is no doubt that a successful completion of the ongoing review of Greece’s program would strengthen confidence.”

[AFP]

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