European governments hinted at giving Greece extra time to meetbudget-cut targets, as long as the financially stricken country'sfeuding politicians put together a ruling coalition committed toausterity.

Calling talk of a Greek pullout from the euro “nonsense” and“propaganda,” Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker saidonly a “fully functioning” Greek government would be entitled totinker with the conditions attached to 240 billion euros ($308billion) of rescue aid.

“The government would have to stand by the program,” Junckertold reporters after chairing a meeting of euro-area financeministers in Brussels late yesterday. “If there are dramaticchanges in circumstances, we wouldn't close ourselves off to adebate over extending the deadlines.”

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