Greek PM warns of default chaos
Athens - Greece's prime minister says his debt-crippled country faces a disorderly default in March if it fails to secure a continued flow of international rescue loans.
Prime Minister Lucas Papademos says decisions made in the next few weeks, ahead of a new visit by international debt inspectors, will determine whether Greece will remain in the 17-nation eurozone or revert to its pre-2002 currency, the drachma.
According to a transcript from his office, Papademos told union leaders and employer representatives on Wednesday that Greece's international creditors have called for a re-examination of labour costs to boost lagging competitiveness and fight high unemployment.
He warned that, unless significant reforms are made, Greece will not receive its next installment of rescue funds.