BERLIN, Dec 12 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel
would welcome additional EU member states into the euro zone but
is not pushing any country to join the currency bloc, her
Government spokesman Steffen Siebert denied a report in
Czech daily Lidove Noviny on Saturday which said Merkel had
urged eastern neighbours the Czech Republic and Poland to enter
the monetary union quickly.
"The German government is not pressuring any country to
accelerate the entry process," he told Reuters.
The paper had said Merkel asked Czech Prime Minister Petr
Necas to enter the bloc during his official visit to Germany in
September, after earlier asking Poland's Prime Minister Donald
Tusk to do the same.
(Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Editing by Louise Heavens)
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