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Brussels blog by some wire service journalists

Officials deny Greece thinking of abandoning the euro

BRUSSELS (AP) — European officials scrambled Saturday to keep leaks of a secret meeting of the region’s financial heavyweights from exacerbating Greece’s already dire economic situation.

“This was not a ‘crisis meeting on Greece,'” Amadeu Altafaj Tadio, spokesman of EU’s Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn, said of the gathering that took place Friday in Luxembourg, stressing that “there have been informal meetings with different compositions before, and there will be in the future.”


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