Merkel sees 'difficult path' ahead on Greece

March 9, 2015 10:41 AM

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Merkel sees 'difficult path' ahead on Greece

TOKYO (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on a visit to Japan on Monday that Europe faced a formidable challenge in reaching a financial aid agreement with Greece that would keep it in the euro zone.

Asked at a news conference in Tokyo about whether she would rule out a so-called "Grexit", as European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker appeared to do in an interview over the weekend, Merkel struck a more cautious tone.

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