German government confident Greece will stick to reforms

January 4, 2015 1:11 PM

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German government confident Greece will stick to reforms

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government expects Greece to stick to the terms of its EU/IMF bailout agreement after a Jan. 25 election and a possible change of government in Athens, a spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday.

However, spokesman Georg Streiter declined to comment on a report in Der Spiegel magazine that said Merkel's chancellery had shifted its view and now believed the euro zone would be able to cope with a Greek exit if necessary.

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