BERLIN Nov 21 German Chancellor Angela Merkel
told lawmakers at a closed-door meeting on Wednesday that lower
interest rates and an expanded European Financial Stability Fund
(EFSF) could fill Greece's financing gap, a source at the
session told Reuters.
Merkel addressed the lawmakers after European finance
ministers, the European Central Bank and International Monetary
Fund (IMF) failed for the second week running to reach a deal to
free up new aid for Greece. They are to meet again on Monday.
Merkel told the meeting that EFSF guarantees could be raised
by 10 billion euros and that Germany would take its share in
that, said the participant in the meeting.
Different euro zone states could help Greece in different
ways, she said, according to the source.