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Pressure mounts on European leaders to solve Greek crisis, boost growth, ensure stability
BRUSSELS (AP) ' The head of the eurogroup says that the 17 nations using the euro as their currency "have to consider all kinds of events" but insists that "the working assumption" of European leaders remains that Greece will remain part of the euro.
Luxembourg Prime Minister and president of the group of finance ministers of the euro countries, Jean-Claude Juncker, insisted early Thursday he had not asked the euro nations to prepare national contingency plans for a possible chaotic departure of Greece from the currency.
At the end of a summit dinner of the 27 European Union nations, EU President Herman Van Rompuy said that all EU leaders want Greece to remain in the eurozone while respecting its commitments to pay back its debt.