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Greece and Germany Are Working Toward a Compromise

Greek national flags with a one euro price tag sit for sale at a Euro store in Athens, Greece.

Greek national flags with a one euro price tag sit for sale at a Euro store in Athens, Greece.

Photographer: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg
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Greece and Germany are pursuing a deal on the conditions required to continue the Greek bailout as each side signals a willingness to compromise, according to government officials taking part in the talks.

Germany won’t insist that all elements of Greece’s current aid program continue, said two officials in Berlin. As long as the program is prolonged, they said, Germany would be open to talking about the size of Greece’s budget surplus requirement and conditions to sell off government assets.