Greece seeks ECB bridging funds, vows to respect EU rules

February 4, 2015 1:16 PM

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Greece seeks ECB bridging funds, vows to respect EU rules

FRANKFURT/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Greece's new leftist government appealed to the European Central Bank on Wednesday to keep its banks afloat and vowed to respect European Union rules as it seeks a negotiated solution with euro zone partners to reduce its debt burden.

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said after meeting ECB President Mario Draghi in Frankfurt he believed Athens could count on central bank support during the short period it would take to conclude talks with international lenders.

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