Greek crisis meeting gets go-ahead despite German challenge

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Yanis Varoufakis

Another showdown between the Eurogroup and Greece over the country's bailout was given the green light today, after Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis sought a six-month extension.

Eurozone finance ministers will meet at 3pm local time on Friday, the second such meeting in the space of a week, Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem confirmed today.

If a deal can be reached, European legislatures will have just a week to implement the changes before Greece's current programme expires on Feb

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