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Euro Countries Take Tough Line Toward Greece

A Greek national flag flies from a pole beneath stormy skies outside the Hellenic Stock Exchange in Athens, Greece, on Wednes
A Greek national flag flies from a pole beneath stormy skies outside the Hellenic Stock Exchange in Athens, Greece, on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras faces the first real test of sentiment among lawmakers today as he begins the process of trying to elect a new head of state. Photographer: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg via Getty Images

As a caustic election campaign in Greece revives fears that the country could leave the euro, European officials are taking an increasingly hard line toward Athens, saying they want to keep Greece in the single currency, though not at any cost.

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