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Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos listens to Austria's Finance Minister Maria Fekter (R) during an European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos listens to Austria's Finance Minister Maria Fekter (R) during an European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos listens to Austria's Finance Minister Maria Fekter (R) during an European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos (L) and Portugal's Finance Minister Vitor Gaspar (R) listen to Cyprus' Finance Minister Vassos Shiarly during a European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos (L) and Portugal's Finance Minister Vitor Gaspar (R) listen to Cyprus' Finance Minister Vassos Shiarly during a European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos (L) and Portugal's Finance Minister Vitor Gaspar (R) listen to Cyprus' Finance Minister Vassos Shiarly during a European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi arrives at a European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi arrives at a European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi arrives at a European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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Danish Economy Minister Margrethe Vestager talks to Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg (R) during a European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Danish Economy Minister Margrethe Vestager talks to Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg (R) during a European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Danish Economy Minister Margrethe Vestager talks to Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg (R) during a European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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The Euro currency sign is seen in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

The Euro currency sign is seen in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

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