June 21, 2015 / 10:55 AM / 2 years ago

EU's Juncker, Greek PM Tspiras hold telephone talks

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (L) arrives for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2015 (SPIEF 2015) in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 19, 2015.Grigory Dukor

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker spoke to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday and will speak again on Sunday to seek a solution to Athens' debt crisis, an EU official said on condition of anonymity.

Over the weekend, senior officials have remained in close contact ahead of a meeting of finance ministers and euro zone leaders scheduled for Monday, the official said.

Reporting by Alastair Macdonald, editing by Barbara Lewis

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