July 25, 2012 / 10:19 AM / 5 years ago

Berlin not urging Spain to seek full bailout-German govt

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has not urged Spain to seek a full sovereign bailout, a spokesman for the finance ministry said on Wednesday, dismissing a report that the German finance minister had made such a request during his meeting with the Spanish finance minister in Berlin a day before.

Asked about the report, finance ministry spokesman Johannes Blankenheim said: "That's absurd and not up for debate."

The German government does not believe the euro zone "is on the brink of disaster", a government spokesman added during a regular press conference in Berlin.

Reporting by Annika Breithardt; writing by Alexandra Hudson

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