Portugal says no talks with EU on borrowing needs

LISBON, April 6 (Reuters) – Portugal’s caretaker government
on Wednesday denied media reports that it is holding talks with
the European Union on how to meet the country’s immediate
borrowing needs, a government spokeswoman said.

“These are unfounded rumours. There are no formal or
informal talks,” she said.

European Commission spokesman Amadeu Altafaj also said
earlier there were no discussions on activating European Union
financial aid to Portugal, because Lisbon has not officially
applied for such aid. [ID:nBRU011427]
(Reporting by Andrei Khalip; editing by Axel Bugge)

Portugal says no talks with EU on borrowing needs