07/14/2015 05:06 EDT | Updated 07/14/2016 01:12 EDT

The Latest: Britain's Osborne: No way we're pitching in for Greek rescue money

ATHENS, Greece — The latest from Greece's financial crisis (all times local):


11:35 a.m.

British Treasury chief George Osborne came to a European Union meeting of finance minister with a clear message — don't expect Britain, which is not part of the euro, to pay for any of Greece's rescue money.

After the 19 eurozone leaders reached a tentative deal to keep Greece from financial collapse on Monday, the focus turned to how to get Greece a first, small loan so that it can meet looming debt repayments.

Osborne says Britain, one of the nine EU nations not part of the euro, will be staying out.

He said ahead of an EU finance ministers' meeting: "The idea that British taxpayers are going to be on the line for this Greek deal is a complete non-starter. The eurozone needs to foot its own bill."

The Associated Press