Monday, February 06, 2012

Greece takes step closer to default

Greece takes step closer to default
By Kerin Hope in Athens, Alex Barker in Brussels and Quentin Peel in Munich

Lucas Papademos, the Greek premier, failed to make party leaders accept harsh terms in return for a second €130bn bail-out, pushing Athens closer to a disorderly default as early as next month.

Greek television reported that Mr Papademos has set a deadline of midday on Monday for the three leaders to let him know whether they agree in principle with the proposed austerity measures, before he meets them again later in the day.

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