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Statement on Greece

(c) EU

"I welcome the agreement reached by the Eurogroup earlier this morning on Greece" said President Barroso in a statement today.

The agreement "underscores the Commission's continuous efforts to help guide the quick implementation of the programme and ensure adequate support to Greece until it has regained market access" the President continued. He added: "The Greek authorities have demonstrated a strong commitment to the programme and the Commission salutes the efforts made by Greek citizens in this difficult time. The Commission continues to consider that these efforts will contribute to a better future for the Greek people."

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