Greece has dropped referendum plan, finmin says

ATHENS, (Reuters) – Greece has dropped its plans to  hold a controversial referendum on the country’s euro zone  membership, which had threatened to plunge the bloc into a  crisis, the country’s finance ministry said today.
Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos made the pledge in  telephone calls made to Eurogroup Chairman Jean-Claude Juncker,  European Commission’s Economy and Monetary Affairs chief Olli  Rehn and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, the Greek  finance minstry said in a statement.
“Venizelos informed his interlocutors about the decision to  not hold a referendum,” the statement said.

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