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Published 12/02/2010 | 05:00

EU LEADERS said they wanted to send a 'political message' about the Greek crisis. It doesn't seem to be much more than that -- and most observers had expected considerably more.

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It is not so much that a bridge was crossed yesterday, with the vague message of support for Greece, but that a new bridge was opened. We shall have to see who will cross it, when, and how.

The key date looks like being April, when Greece will begin a two-month replacement of €20bn in existing loans.

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