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Greece won't accept bailout programs like past ones: spokesman

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses a news conference after a European Union leaders summit in Brussels February 12, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece is committed to not continuing an international bailout similar to the ones agreed with the EU and IMF by previous governments, its spokesman said on Sunday.

"(Greece) will not continue with a program which has the characteristics of the programs of previous governments," Gabriel Sakellaridis told Greek TV.

(Writing by Karolina Tagaris)