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Eurozone firewalls held up well - but they could face real test next week

Published 02/07/2015 | 02:30

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a debate on the Greek financial crisis at the German parliament in Berlin yesterday. Photo: Markus Schreiber/AP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a debate on the Greek financial crisis at the German parliament in Berlin yesterday. Photo: Markus Schreiber/AP

One country. Five-and-a-half years. Hundreds of meetings. Countless hours of prime ministerial time, energy and attention.

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The amount of effort that has gone into Greece since early 2010 says many things, but above all it shows just how strong the will is to avoid any break-up of the eurozone.

Despite all the talk of end games and crunch moments, the Greek crisis may have a long time yet to run.

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