Greece has told negotiators in the EU it would be willing to suspend the referendum or call for a yes vote if negotiations were reopened and there was an offer and agreement on required prior actions, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this evening.

In a statement to Parliament this evening, Dr Muscat said this could be a breakthrough, a game by Greece to gain more time or political posturing.

He said it was too early for the Maltese government to pronounce itself on the matter as events were still developing.

Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said the Opposition was fully behind the government, the European Council and the Finance Minister's Council in their declarations and decisions of the past two days.

"There is no difference between the government and the Opposition.... There is just one voice - the Maltese voice," Dr Busuttil said.

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