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Outgoing Eurogroup chief calls for direct bank aid

Luxembourg's Prime Minister and Eurogroup chairman Jean-Claude Juncker arrives to testify before the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs in Brussels January 10, 2013. The euro zone's permanent rescue fund must be allowed directly to recapitalise banks struggling with bad debt built up in the past and not just tackle new problems, the president of the Eurogroup said on Thursday. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Luxembourg's Prime Minister and Eurogroup chairman Jean-Claude Juncker arrives to testify before the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs in Brussels January 10, 2013. The euro zone's permanent rescue fund must be allowed...more

Luxembourg's Prime Minister and Eurogroup chairman Jean-Claude Juncker arrives to testify before the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs in Brussels January 10, 2013. The euro zone's permanent rescue fund must be allowed directly to recapitalise banks struggling with bad debt built up in the past and not just tackle new problems, the president of the Eurogroup said on Thursday. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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Luxembourg's Prime Minister and Eurogroup chairman Jean-Claude Juncker (L) arrives to testify before the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs in Brussels January 10, 2013. The euro zone's permanent rescue fund must be allowed directly to recapitalise banks struggling with bad debt built up in the past and not just tackle new problems, the president of the Eurogroup said on Thursday. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Luxembourg's Prime Minister and Eurogroup chairman Jean-Claude Juncker (L) arrives to testify before the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs in Brussels January 10, 2013. The euro zone's permanent rescue fund must be...more

Luxembourg's Prime Minister and Eurogroup chairman Jean-Claude Juncker (L) arrives to testify before the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs in Brussels January 10, 2013. The euro zone's permanent rescue fund must be allowed directly to recapitalise banks struggling with bad debt built up in the past and not just tackle new problems, the president of the Eurogroup said on Thursday. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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Luxembourg's Prime Minister and Eurogroup chairman Jean-Claude Juncker arrives to testify before the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs in Brussels January 10, 2013. The euro zone's permanent rescue fund must be allowed directly to recapitalise banks struggling with bad debt built up in the past and not just tackle new problems, the president of the Eurogroup said on Thursday. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Luxembourg's Prime Minister and Eurogroup chairman Jean-Claude Juncker arrives to testify before the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs in Brussels January 10, 2013. The euro zone's permanent rescue fund must be allowed...more

Luxembourg's Prime Minister and Eurogroup chairman Jean-Claude Juncker arrives to testify before the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs in Brussels January 10, 2013. The euro zone's permanent rescue fund must be allowed directly to recapitalise banks struggling with bad debt built up in the past and not just tackle new problems, the president of the Eurogroup said on Thursday. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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