Greece says it needs more time to implement the tough financial reforms and spending cuts the eurozone and the International Monetary Fund have demanded in return for bailout help.

"Let me be very clear: we are not asking for extra money," Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras told the German daily Bild.

"All we want is a little air to breathe to get the economy going and increase state income," he said. "More time does not automatically mean more money."

Here's the story from CBC's Scott Peterson: