ECONOMY

Finmins plan Greek bridge financing call, says Schelling

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Eurozone finance ministers will hold a telephone conference to discuss Greek bridge financing on Wednesday, Austria's finance minister said on Tuesday.

It does not necessarily need a euro group summit to agree on bridge financing, Hans Joerg Schelling said.

"If a reasonable proposal comes up, the eurozone finance ministers probably can decide about it in a conference call," Schelling said.

Greece hopes to start talks on a bailout of up to 86 billion euros ($95 billion) at the end of the week if its parliament passes a raft of laws by Wednesday to show it is ready to reform.

[Reuters]