Greece's Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos speaks at ...
Feb 21st, 2012
(Reuters) - Greece's Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos speaks at a news conference after a Eurogroup meeting in Brussels February 21, 2012. Euro zone finance ministers struck a deal early on Tuesday for a second bailout programme for Greece that will involve financing of 130 billion euros and aims to cut Greece's debts to 121 percent of GDP by 2020, EU officials said. REUTERS/Yves Herman (BELGIUM - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) -
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