DUBLIN, June 26 Europe is more concerned
about the financial crisis in Greece triggering problems in
larger economies such as Spain than Portugal and Ireland, the
Irish finance minister said on Sunday.
"The European authorities are more worried about countries
like Spain than they are about Ireland and Portugal," Michael
Noonan told state broadcaster RTE.
"The authorities that I have spoken to believe they can
prevent contagion spreading to Ireland and Portugal but they
have some concerns about the bigger European countries, and they
are going to draw the line there.
"I presume they will bring other policy instruments forward
Noonan added that he expected the Greek government to win a
crucial parliamentary vote on austerity measures this week.
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