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Greek government denies PM call to Juncker warning of coalition collapse

The Greek government has denied reports that Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras contacted Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker ahead of Monday’s meeting of eurozone finance minister to inform him that the coalition in Athens might collapse if there is no final decision on the country’s next loan tranche and its debt sustainability.

In a statement, government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou suggested that the claim had appeared on Greek websites and was then reproduced by some foreign media.

“There are a lot of “well-wishers” that put words that have never been uttered into the mouth of the prime minister and finance minister,” he said.

“At this crucial time, everyone has to take care of what they say an write,” added Kedikoglou.