EU Commission Has Scant Flexibility on Greece, Handelsblatt Says

The European Commission has only narrow scope to offer Greece more flexibility regarding its fulfillment of bailout conditions, the EU Budget Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski told the Handelsblatt newspaper.

The commission has already shown flexibility toward Greece and the country must adhere to its savings targets to receive more aid, Lewandowski is cited as saying in an interview.

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