Germany said Wednesday it still needed time to review an international bailout agreement hammered out by Greece and its creditors but aimed to take a stance by the week's end.
A finance ministry spokesman said Berlin required "sufficient" time to comb through the 400-page text setting out the fiscal and other policy measures that Athens must take in exchange for the 85 billion euro ($94 billion) lifeline.
"We assume that we will have a position by the end of the week," he told reporters.
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