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The European Commission has downplayed fears that Slovakia's rejection of emergency loans for Greece could threaten future use of its rescue package.
Slovakia's Parliament approved the multi-billion financial rescue fund, but rejected providing a loan to debt-stricken Greece. The fund was agreed upon by European Union leaders in May.
It aims to restore market stability by creating a financial backstop for euro states that risk default. An EU spokesman indicated that there would be no impact on the financial assistance to Greece.
Amadeu Altafaj-Tardio, European Commission Spokesman, said, "We can only regret, we take note of the vote of course, it's the vote of a sovereign parliament that we respect fully, but we consider this to be a breach - first of the commitments undertaken by Slovakia in the Euro group and the ECOFIN, and more generally speaking, a breach of the solidarity that should prevail in the Euro group, among new area member states especially, when going through difficult times."