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Greece denies Samaras said coalition could fall without aid tranche decision

Greece’s government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou dismissed rumors published by international media on Monday afternoon, that Prime Minister Antonis Samaras made a dramatic appeal to Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker that the coalition government could collapse without a decision on the bailout tranche today. The appeal was allegedly done during a telephone conversation between Samaras and Juncker.

A government spokesman made an announcement denying purported statements by prime minister Antonis Samaras regarding the stability of his coalition resting on a successful result at today’s euro group.

In a rare move the government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou rejected “rumours” that prime minister Antonis Samaras had made the statement.

A statement released from the press ministry said: regarding “rumours” about the prime minister’s so called message to the euro group published in Greece and republished by certain international media, the government spokesman has made the following statement.

“Many well-intentioned people put words in the mouth of the pirme minister and finance minister which have never been said. At such a critical time everyone should pay attention to what they say and write.” (via the Guardian)

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