Merkel Confident of Greek Aid Accord Next Week After Monti-Papademos Talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos discussed efforts to secure a second bailout for Greece and are confident that euro-area finance ministers will “find a solution for open questions” on Feb. 20, Steffen Seibert, Merkel’s chief spokesman, said in a statement.

The three leaders held a conference call around noon today, Seibert said in the e-mailed statement.

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