BUSINESS
02/08/2012 11:12 EST | Updated 04/09/2012 05:12 EDT

Greek prime minister, finance minister end 5-hour talks with debt inspectors

ATHENS, Greece - A crucial meeting between Greece's Prime Minister and debt inspectors on averting the country's bankruptcy has just ended with no definite results.

Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos said the main point of contention — cuts in pensions — has not been resolved.

He says there must be an agreement before a planned meeting of eurozone finance ministers later Thursday.

Venizelos will be leaving for Brussels at 7 a.m. local (0500 GMT). The finance ministers are scheduled to meet at 1700 GMT.

It appears likely that another meeting of the three political leaders whose parties back Greece's coalition government will be held Thursday.