Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Germany's Schaeuble: Ministers Silent On Greece Talk

BERLIN (Dow Jones)--German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Wednesday that euro-zone finance ministers agreed to stay silent on the outcome of a conference call about Greece.

"We have exchanged views and our knowledge and we will inform our heads of government," Schaeuble told reporters at the sidelines of a conference on financial market and tax policy when asked about the outcome of the conference call with his colleagues earlier Wednesday. "We will say nothing."

Asked whether any decision has been made, Schaeuble said only that the European summit would take place tomorrow.

"Everything is speculation and we don't contribute to feeding such speculation."

Earlier Wednesday, euro-zone finance ministers held a conference call with European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet to discuss the Greek situation.

A senior German government official said earlier that the agenda for Thursday's summit of European Union leaders doesn't include a discussion on aid for Greece.


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