Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos on Monday renewed his categoric denial of press reports that Greece was discussing an "orderly default".
"Such reports are then used as material to recycle speculation in the global media and fuel the comments of political, journalism and academic circles that express neither the Eurozone, nor the European Commission, nor the European Central Bank nor the International Monetary Fund," he said.
He emphasised that in his one-on-one talks with IMF managing director Christine Lagarde or ECB chief Jean-Claude Trichet "there was not nor could there be any discussion" on orderly default.
The minister accused the Greek media of being too ready to reproduce idle and groundless speculation, including reports on what was said during a private meeting where himself, Lagarde and Trichet were the only people present.