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Eurozone tries to look beyond Greece in crisis
Eurozone ministers meet to tackle Spanish deficit, bailout funds as focus moves beyond Greece
By The Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) ' The 17 euro countries are trying to focus on issues beyond the Greek crisis and deal with longer-term issues in their currency union.

Finance ministers, meeting in Brussels on Monday, will discuss Spain's high deficits and potentially dangerous imbalances in other countries.

They will also wrangle over whether to increase the firepower of their bailout fund ' a move that is still vehemently resisted by Germany.



No final decisions are expected on these issues Monday, but the talks will set the tone for how the eurozone plans to deal with an economic crisis that continues despite recent market calm.

Ministers will also examine the next steps for Greece's euro130 billion ($171 billion) rescue, including the first aid installment and shoring up the banks.


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