Obama, Merkel say 'critically important' for Greece to resume reforms: W.House

A woman walks past a wall bearing graffitti concerning Greece's possible exit from the Euro in Athens on June 28, 2015US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday agreed that Greece needed to find its way back to a path of reform without exiting the eurozone, the White House said. In a telephone call about the unfolding crisis, Obama and Merkel “agreed that it was critically important to make every effort to return to a path that will allow Greece to resume reforms and growth within the eurozone,” the White House said. Months-long bailout talks between Athens and its creditors dramatically broke down Saturday over the economic reforms demanded by creditors in exchange for more cash needed to keep Greece afloat.

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