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In Germany a half of citizens are against offering debt relief to Greece and around three in 10 prefer Greeks to leave the euro zone, a survey showed on Friday.

The INSA poll for the newspaper Bild showed 46.4 percent of people living in Germany, Europe’s paymaster, thought giving Greece debt relief would be unfair for other euro zone countries.

That compared with around one fifth (18.4 percent) who did not share that view and 9.1 percent who said they did not care.

Athens and its creditors – euro zone member states and the International Monetary Fund – agreed on this week to resume talks on a long-stalled review of Greece’s bailout, but only after Greece accepted examination of its reforms for 2019 onwards.

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