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Greece must accept deep reforms, says Dutch PM

Dutch PM Mark Rutte with Greek PM Alexis Tsipras. Credit: PA

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said Greece must accept deep reforms if the country wants a new bailout package.

Mr Rutte said Greece must decide tonight if it wants to remain in the eurozone.

If things stay the way they are, then we're at an impasse.

There is no other choice, they must be ready to accept deep reforms.

– Mark Rutte

Emergency credit to Greek banks unchanged by ECB

The ECB said the level of emergency liquidity assistance would be unchanged. Credit: PA

The level of emergency credit to Greek banks has been maintained by the European Central Bank.

The ECB said today it would not change the level of emergency liquidity assistance to Greek banks from the level set on June 26.

ITV News Europe Editor James Mates said the move pushed Greek banks "closer to the edge".

Merkel: We are not in position for Greek talks yet

The two leaders gave a joint statement after the talks. Credit: Reuters

Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel struck differing tones following discussions on the Greek debt crisis today.

At a joint press conference in Paris, the German Chancellor said that they were not yet in a position for further talks with Greece.

French President Mr Hollande said the door remained open for discussions after voters overwhelmingly rejected tough austerity terms set by international creditors.

But Mr Hollande warned Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras he must make serious proposals.


Merkel and Hollande discuss Greek debt crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande hold talks over the Greek debt crisis. Credit: Reuters

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have met in Paris to discuss the Greek debt crisis.

A photograph released of the talks showed the two leaders sat round a table with advisers.

The pair are making a joint statement following the meeting.

White House hopes Greece will remain in eurozone

The White House wants Greece to remain in the eurozone. Credit: PA

The White House has urged eurozone nations to find a solution to the Greek debt crisis.

Spokesman Josh Earnest said it was in European and American interests that a deal be struck to allow Greece to remain in the eurozone.

Mr Earnest said it was up to Greece and its creditors to resolve the crisis, describing it as "a European challenge to solve".

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