Eurozone crisis summit to be held when useful: Berlin
Berlin on Friday dismissed calls for an emergency eurozone summit meeting on Greek debt, saying this should take place only when "meaningful" and "useful".
Government spokesman Steffen Seibert told a regular news conference that "it's not a meeting as such that will help Greece, it's a new (aid) package" that is currently being discussed at the level of eurogroupe finance ministers.
Officials in Brussels and other European Union countries earlier this week suggested a crisis summit could be held on Friday. Some later spoke of Monday.
"There is no concrete date," Seibert said.
"It's not a competition about fixing a date," he added.
Such a meeting should take place only "if it is meaningful and useful," once countries have agreed on a second package of financial aid for debt-strapped Greece, Seibert said.
© 2011 AFP