Juncker says does not expect Portugal to seek aid

Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Eurogroup chairman Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday he does not expect Portugal will seek assistance from the EU rescue fund any time soon.

"I don't assume that Portugal will be putting in a request for financial assistance," he told Deutschlandfunk radio in Germany. "The situation in Portugal is very complicated. But nothing suggests that Portugal will put in a request any time soon.

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"It's not up to us to ask Portugal to seek support," he added. "That's a matter for Portuguese government."

(Reporting by Erik Kirschbaum)