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Eurozone crisis live: Greece back in spotlight after EU summit

25 countries have agreed to endorse the fiscal compact, but David Cameron still faces criticism from his backbenchers despite refusing to sign up

7.55am: On the economic front, the latest jobless statistics will show the state of the employment markets in Germany and Italy. There’s also a couple of debt auctions to watch out for. Here’s an agenda:

• German unemployment data for January – 9am GMT / 10am CET
• Italian unemployment data for December – 9am GMT / 10am CET
• Eurozone unemployment data for December – 9am GMT / 10am CET
• Belgium auctions short-term debt – 10am GMT
• Hungary auctions short-term debt – morning….

+ Talks continue in Greece over its debt restructuring

7.45am: Good morning all, and welcome to another day of rolling coverage of the eurozone crisis.

Today we’ll be digesting the impact of yesterday’s EU summit. The fiscal compact is agreed (although the UK and Czech Republic are both refusing to sign up), and leaders have agreed that the European Stability Mechanism will come into effect from July.

We’ll be finding out whether economists, City analysts and political experts believe the decisions taken in Brussels will help Europe tackle the crisis. What do you think?…

…And how much trouble is David Cameron in with his eurosceptic backbenchers, having agreed that the European court of justice can police the fiscal compact?

As usual, we’ll be tracking events in Greece (where talks between the government and its creditors are still continuing), and Portugal.

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