EU official expects clashes but no rash actions from Athens

January 29, 2015 6:02 PM

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ATHENS, Greece The first European official to visit Greece since the country elected a new left-wing government said Thursday that he expects clashes over how to lighten the country's bailout — not rash actions from Athens.

European Parliament president Martin Schulz said he had concluded after discussions with 40-year-old Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that Greece is open to talks.

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