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Juncker sees no early change to euro entry criteria

BRUSSELS, March 1 (Reuters) - Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, chairman of the group of euro zone countries, said on Sunday he did not expect any early change to accession criteria for the single currency.

“I don’t think we can change the accession criteria to the euro overnight. This is not feasible,” Juncker told reporters as he arrived for a summit where non-euro eastern countries are due to call for accession procedures to be accelerated after their local currencies have taken a hammering on markets. (Reporting by Ingrid Melander; writing by Mark John)

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