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Greece's new leftist-led government, isolated in the eurozone and under pressure from the European Central Bank, vowed Friday not to accept any deal in crunch talks next week that keeps its current international bailout program in place.Varoufakis returned empty-handed from a tour of European capitals in which even left-leaning governments in France and Italy insisted Greece must stick to commitments made to the European Union and International Monetary Fund and rejected any debt write-off.Participants said no progress was made at a preparatory meeting of senior Finance Ministry officials in Brussels Thursday because Greece and its eurozone partners were so far apart.Portugal, which emerged from its own EU/IMF bailout last year, joined a chorus of countries insisting that Greece must stick to the austerity medicine as Lisbon had done and respect past agreements with EU partners.Eurozone officials say Greece is free to design its own reforms in line with Syriza's campaign promises, as long as the result is in line with commitments to stronger public finances, debt repayment and reforms.
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