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Merkel rejects Greek government's bid for further debt relief

German Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out the possibility of offering Greece more debt relief on Saturday and stated that she doesn't see "a further debt haircut" in the debt-ridden country's future.

The decision came as a blow to the new Greek government as they had promised voters that they would put anti-austerity measures in place and demand neighbouring countries to write off part of its 320 billion euro ($360 billion) debt.

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Germany 'the policeman of Europe' unhappy with Greek plans

Talk of Greece renegotiating its debt austerity package has not gone down well in Germany, often seen as the policemen of Europe.

ITV News Economics Editor Richard Edgar reports from Berlin on the German reaction to the new Greek government.

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