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Lex: Greece

As Greece battles to stop its public finances from drowning in debt, technical experts in eurozone capitals are already looking at the shape of a possible bail-out - despite a chorus of governments insisting that no plans for such a move exist. Even Berlin has become so worried about the stability of the euro - and of German banks holding Greek debt - that officials have begun toning down Germany's "No financial aid for Greece" mantra. John Paul Rathbone analyses the manoeuvrings between Athens and Berlin.