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Berlin says nothing new to report on Greece debt talks

There is nothing new to report on the talks with Greece for an aid-for-reforms agreement, a German government spokesman said on Wednesday, adding a Eurogroup meeting of finance ministers on Thursday would be important.

“I think tomorrow will be an important day with the meeting of the finance ministers. Otherwise I regrettably have nothing new to report,” Steffen Seibert told a regular government news conference.

He said it remained Germany’s goal to keep Greece in the euro zone, but stressed Athens must carry out the necessary structural reforms.

A German finance ministry spokesman said it was the government’s goal to make progress on Greece at the Eurogroup meeting on Thursday.

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However, he dampened expectations, saying the euro zone finance ministers were not likely to decide on documents. [Reuters]